West Ham United are expected to make a bid for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in the summer, talkSPORT reports.

It is believed that manager Slaven Bilic is interested in signing the 30-year-old having previously worked with the forward during his time with the Croatia National team.

The prolific goal-scorer was linked with the London club back in January but the deal was never materialised.

The Hammers boss is keen to make arrangements to bring the former Bayern Munich star to the London Stadium when the summer transfer window opens.

Mandzukic has scored seven goals in 37 appearances for Juventus this season, attracting the attention of Turkish club Besiktas who are also eying the striker as a replacement for Mario Gomez.

West Ham have been on the lookout for top class forwards over the last 12 months but with little luck.

With Simone Zaza failing to make an impact and having missed out on Carlos Bacca last summer, the Irons will need to secure crucial signings to stay competitive in top flight football.


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