Serie A giants Roma have begun negotiations with West Ham about purchasing their Italian international striker Gianluca Scamacca, according to sources.
The 2022–23 Serie A season came to an end with Tammy Abraham, the first-choice striker for I Giallorossi, suffering an ACL injury. The ex–Chelsea player is predicted to be out until the end of the year, forcing Roma to be on the hunt for a fresh offensive option this summer.
Sources have stated that West Ham and Roma have discussed a potential transfer for Scamacca, and Roma’s sports director Tiago Pinto is set to fly to London later this week to complete the negotiations.
The 24-year-old arrived in London from Sassuolo in a £35 million transfer last summer, but injuries and a lack of physical form limited him to only 11 Premier League appearances and three league goals. Scamacca is considering returning to Italy and to his birthplace of Rome, where he once played for Roma as a child.
Roma is going to have to rush to sign Scamacca after completing their first signings of the summer to sign defender Evan Ndicka from Eintracht Frankfurt and free agent Houssem Aouar from Lyon.