West Ham’s ace is reportedly in Italy to do medical checks after failed season in London

According to WHZ, Roma has intensified its efforts to acquire Gianluca Scamacca, with the West Ham forward currently in Italy, as reported by Il Tempo. The 24-year-old has emerged as the top transfer target for the Serie A giants, who are keen on securing a new striker following Tammy Abraham’s injury setback.

Il Tempo’s print edition on 23 July revealed that Scamacca has returned to Italy to undergo medical checks, but there have been no official meetings with Roma yet. The club is determined to convince West Ham to reduce their asking price for the player, but negotiations have hit a deadlock, and both parties remain steadfast in their valuation.

Despite the ongoing saga, Scamacca has expressed his openness to the potential move in recent weeks. His presence in Italy for medical checks may raise eyebrows, but it appears to be unrelated to any discussions with Roma at this stage.

Roma’s interest in Scamacca is not surprising, given their urgent need for a new forward and their inability to secure Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid. However, West Ham is reluctant to part ways with the talented forward and will only consider offers that meet their valuation.

The Hammers are keen on retaining Scamacca unless a suitable replacement is secured or their financial demands are met. The club aims to recoup a significant portion of the £35.5 million they invested in signing him from Sassuolo last year.

As negotiations continue to stall, the Scamacca transfer saga is far from over. The situation may take several more twists and turns before a resolution is reached. Until Roma presents a substantial offer or West Ham firmly asserts their stance, the forward’s future remains uncertain.