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West Ham boss Pellegrini prioritises Sampdoria striker Zupata

West Ham United have found an alternative to Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez.

The Hammers are now targeting Sampdoria frontman Duvan Zapata.

A deal for Gomez fell through this week after West Ham couldn't agree a payment plan with Celta.

Colombia international Zapata scored 28 goals while on loan for Atalanta last season.

The Sunsays Manuel Pellegrini has made the 28-year-old his number one target for the summer.

Attacking trio Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez have all departed the East London Stadium this summer.

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