By George Overhill

25th May, 2022 | 10:40am

West Ham United met with Juventus director Federico Cherubini over Moise Kean

West Ham met with Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini regarding their interest in misfit striker Moise Kean, according to Il Bianco Nero.

The Italian forward is currently on loan in Turin from Everton, and the Old Lady have an obligation to make the deal permanent but he appears to have no future at either club.

The 22-year-old has made 42 appearances for the Serie A giants this season, but only completed 90 minutes twice and scored just six times.

The Hammers have been in the market for a forward ever since they sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax nearly a year and a half ago, with Michail Antonio the only recognised striker in the first-team squad.

According to Il Bianco Nero Juventus are considering completing the permanent signing of Kean before immediately shipping him elsewhere, with Paris Saint Germain also apparently interested in a return after he spent a solid season on loan there last season.

But the report says “we must pay attention to West Ham” as Cherubini is believed to have had contact with the Irons on his last trip to London to sound out the possibility of a deal.

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If the price is right

The club seems to have a list of potential strikers a mile long but one after the other get crossed out as they sign elsewhere or get priced out of range.

Kean’s career has stagnated since his £27million move to Goodison from Juventus in 2019, but a promising loan spell at the Parc de Princes last year, where he scored 17 times, suggests he can still be a dangerous player in the right environment.

He showed enough to convince his former side to bring him back to Allianz Stadium on a loan-to-buy deal that is set to cost a total of £32.6million (Sky Sports).

But having been knocked firmly off their perch in Serie A, and after buying Dusan Vlahovic for big money in January there is no longer a future for Kean there.

He has age on his side and with Juve seemingly desperate to get rid of him it may be an opportunity for David Moyes to land a player for a knockdown price.

If Cherubini wants to make his money back however then this looks like one the Hammers should avoid, as they have already been burned by spending big on a player who failed to shine at Everton in Nikola Vlasic.

If he is affordable and the risk is low then a deal for the young Italian is worth considering, but otherwise it is surely one that Moyes won’t see as value for money.

In other West Ham news, Ledley King sees plenty of himself in his young Irons relative.

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