Inter Milan are keen on signing West Ham striker Jonathan Calleri, despite the Argentine failing to sparkle in the harsh Premier League environment, as reported by La Repubblica.

The forward was close to joining La Liga outfit Las Palmas in January, but opted to remain at the London Stadium to fight for his place.

Now, Inter are keen on acquiring his services to bolster their forward line which includes fellow Argentinian striker, Mauro Icardi.

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Slaven Bilic actually vetoed Calleri's exit and clearly has a fondness for the player, particularly as he is included in most matchday squads.

However, the 23-year-old is yet to reward his manager's faith and a move looks away looks ever more likely, seeing as he has only found the net once for the club this season in 15 appearances.

Calleri is actually not signed to the Hammers permanently as he is still on loan from Deportivo Maldonado.

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Inter are seeking to elevate themselves back to the pinnacle of Italian football after years of mediocrity and a summer spending spree is certainly on the cards.

Given that their recruitment strategy will be to improve their fairly average squad, targeting someone of Calleri's ilk seems odd.

He would not be a starter, nor would he be an improvement on secondary options, Eder and Rodrigo Palacio, so it seems an odd transfer pursuit from Inter.

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With some of Europe's top strikers set to be available on the market this summer, including Alexandre Lacazette, Stefano Pioli will no doubt be aiming higher than the Hammers' failing South American.