Thursday, 19th June, 2014

West Ham have jumped into the race for Parma midfielder Marco Parolo.

The 29-year-old midfielder, who is currently in Brazil as part of Italy's World Cup squad, has already been linked with Lazio.

However, with the Rome-based club having hesitated to pay the €8m-€10m demanded by Roma for Parolo, West Ham are ready to steal in and seal a deal.

According to Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset, the Hammers are prepared to meet Parma's asking price.


A deal is not likely to be quickly sealed however, with Parolo in Brazil and Parma hoping a series of good performances for the former Como youngster will allow them to up his price and also see an increase in suitors.


West Ham have completed two signings so far this summer, snapping up Mauro Zarate and Cheikhou Kouyate.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has been instructed to guide West Ham to a top-ten finish in the Premier League next season, along with producing a more attractive style of football.

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