By Dean White

22nd Jun, 2022 | 6:49pm

West Ham United in talks to sign Italy duo Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo

West Ham have been in talks with Sassuolo to sign Italy duo Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca, according to 90min.

The football news website reported on Wednesday (22 June) that after completing the signing of centre-back Nayef Aguerd from Rennes, David Moyes is keen to continue adding to his squad.

It is understood that the West Ham manager wants “a number of fresh faces ahead of the 2022/23 campaign” with the Irons in the hunt for a new goalkeeper, left-back, central midfielder, wide-forward and centre-forward.

Raspadori, 22, plays on the left or up front for Sassuolo and Italy while club and international teammate Scamacca, 23, is an out-and-out striker.

90min claims that billionaire-owned Sassuolo “may be open to negotiating an exit for one of the two after completing a deal for Agustin Alvarez”.

Star players

Sassuolo would be crazy to sell both Raspadori and Scamacca this summer so if they do need to cash in on someone, it makes sense for them to sell just one of their star men.

Raspadori scored 10 goals and supplied six assists in 36 Serie A appearances for Sassuolo in 2021/22.

He’s mainly a supporting striker who sits deep behind Scamacca but he can also shift out onto the left or play up front himself.

As for Scamacca, he’s a proper centre-forward and netted 16 times in 36 league appearances for Sassuolo as they finished eighth in Italy’s top-flight.

He scored against champions AC Milan, Napoli, Fiorentina and Inter Milan over the course of the campaign but he’s still waiting for his first goal for the Italy national team after seven caps.

It remains to be seen how much Sassuolo want for their players but out of the two, we’d rather have Scamacca because the clear need for a new striker at West Ham is painfully obvious and it has been for a long time now.

Moyes has a lot of work to do so let’s hope that this forecasted blizzard of new signings soon arrives in East London.