The Hammers would look to take the player on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy, and Bianconeri want any such deal to include an obligation to buy the now 31-year-old South American.
Former EPL rivals manager tells Man Utd to launch surprise swoop for Spanish striker
Sam Allardyce has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United to make a swoop for Diego Costa this summer transfer window if Romelu Lukaku ends up departing the club.
The Belgian centre-forward has been widely tipped to be on his way out of Manchester United this summer after falling down the pecking order under the Norwegian manager.
Should the 26-year-old star exit the club, it would leave the 20-times English champions looking for reinforcements up front.
And former England and West Ham United boss Allardyce seems to think that former Chelsea centre-forward Diego Costa would be a great fit for the Manchester United – but only if Romelu does leave.
Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, as cited by the Daily Express, he said: “[If I were Manchester United boss, I would not sell] Lukaku, no. Not unless I was getting Costa. I might say yes to that.”