West Ham have made a “new offer” for Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata, according to Calciomercato.com. Earlier this year, the Hammers reportedly had a £40m bid rejected for the forward but it appears that they have renewed their interest in the player.
The Italian website has, though, claimed that Atalanta president Antonio Percassi will reject any offers for the Colombian international as he does not want the 28-year-old to leave the Serie A club.
Zapata is actually still on loan at Atalanta from Sampdoria until 2020, but they have an agreement in place that means they will sign the player on a permanent basis.
Reports in the summer suggested that Atalanta would demand at least €50m (£43m) for the Colombian, and that’s likely to be out of the West Ham’s price range.
Zapata would add much-needed firepower to the attack. He has been in excellent form this campaign, having scored seven goals in nine appearances. The striker has, however, missed the team’s last seven matches due to a torn abductor muscle.