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​West Ham look to sign ex-Southampton forward Pelle on loan

West Ham United have started to expand their search for a striker to outside of Europe.

The Hammers have targeted former Southampton striker Graziano Pelle to add depth to their shaky forward corps.

After scoring 30 goals in two seasons at St. Mary's, Pelle made a big-money switch to Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League.

Both Pelle and Shandong are keen to part ways, and the Daily Mail claims a deal could be completed before Wednesday's deadline.

Pelle could become West Ham's second loan signing of the month following Joao Mario's arrival from Inter Milan last week.

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