West Ham are in pursuit of Juventus forward Juan Cuadrado, according to Tuttosport.
The Italian outlet claim that Cuadrado, who has previously played in the Premier League with Chelsea, would be allowed to leave Juventus in the summer if his valuation is met after falling down the pecking in Turin order this season.
The Colombian wide-forward joined Juventus on an initial loan deal from Chelsea in 2015, after failing to nail down a regular place in Chelsea’s starting lineup, before making his move permanent after a promising start to his career with the Serie A side.
West Ham are not the only Premier League side interested in a move for Cuadrado with Watford also thought to be considering a move for him.
West Ham will be looking to bring in some extra quality and strength in depth to their squad for next season, with Manuel Pellegrini’s first season at the London Stadium seeing the Hammers finish in mid-table. Juan Cuadrado could be a useful addition if West Ham make a move for the Colombian, with the former Chelsea attacker having a point to prove after a disappointing spell at Stamford Bridge. An injury to Andriy Yarmolenko earlier in the season has left West Ham a little short of wide options, with Michael Antonio, Robert Snodgrass and Felipe Anderson predominantly used in the wide positions. Signing Cuadrado would boost Pellegrini’s options, but there would be question marks over the Colombian’s ability to cope with the physical nature of the Premier League. If West Ham do sign Cuadrado they will be hopeful he can produce far better performances for them than he was able to produce at Chelsea.