West Ham United and Aston Villa both want to sign Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic in the January transfer window, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Hammers have had an underwhelming campaign to date and are seemingly set to offload loan misfits Jonathan Calleri and Simone Zaza in the January transfer window.

With Diafra Sakho set for a prolonged period on the sidelines, the likelihood is that Slaven Bilic’s men will look for attacking reinforcements next month.

Villa are making progress under Steve Bruce and will hope that a few new faces in the January window can be a shot in the arm in their hopes of returning to the Premier League.

Kalinic is no stranger to English football having played for Blackburn Rovers for two seasons.

The Croatia international is a player that Bilic knows well given their mutual nationality and the 28-year-old has scored eight Serie A goals this season.

The report states that although the English pair are keen on Kalinic, Fiorentina will hope to hold onto the centre forward.

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