Date: 21st January 2009 at 11:42am
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According to reports the Hammers are looking to bring in Brescia striker Savio Nsereko to replace Craig Bellamy.

The young German international has caught the eye of a number of clubs, but it looks as though West Ham could be close to a formal bid. The player’s agent (Dieter Heimen) is reported as saying:

‘There are a few clubs currently knocking on the door and asking about his situation and West Ham is one of them.

‘We have not started negotiations yet, but [Gianluca Nani] the former general manager of Brescia now works at West Ham and therefore he knows him.

‘He is concentrating on Brescia at the moment – but you cannot rule anything out in football.’

The fee for the 19-year old is believed to be in the region of £5 million.

If Zola does sign the youngster I would expect him to bring in an older, more experienced striker as well, possibly on loan.