West Ham United are interested in signing Gonzalo Higuain ahead of the new season, according to a report published by Sky Sports. 

The Hammers are in need of new recognized strikers this summer. They have parted ways with Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll while Javier Hernandez and Jordan Hugill also look set to leave the London Stadium before the end of the summer transfer window.

West Ham have been linked with a number of new centre forwards but as yet there has been no attacking addition.

Higuain spent the second half of last season on loan with Chelsea from Juventus. He failed to impress as he scored just five goals from 14 top-flight games and the West London club subsequently opted against signing him on a permanent basis this summer.

The report added that the 31-year-old is determined to stay on with the Old Lady of Italian football ahead of the new season.

It remains to be seen whether he will be kept on at the Turin club, with West Ham a possible alternative.

Something which will work in favor of Higuain remaining with Juve is the fact that he had the best spell of his career while he was playing for the club’s new manager Maurizio Sarri at Napoli.

This came during the 2015-16 season as he fired in an astonishing 38 goals from 42 appearances in all competitions.

It is easy to see why Juve may just be tempted into giving the veteran another season to prove himself.

For West Ham, Higuain does not look like the solution to the striking issue, with a young player in his prime a better option.