West Ham manager Zola sets his sights on Atalanta playmaker Floccari

27 March 2009 10:26
West Ham are set to raid Italy for Atalanta's Sergio Floccari, with the two clubs negotiating a multi-million pound fee for the 27-year-old hitman.[LNB]After signing Savio from Brescia for a club record £10million, technical director Gianluca Nani has identified Floccari as the man to solve the Hammers' striking woes. [LNB]With concerns about the fragile Dean Ashton's long-future and David Di Michele and Diego Tristan on season-loan longs at Upton Park, boss Gianfranco Zola needs to strengthen his strikeforce.[LNB]With 12 goals in 27 Serie A games, Floccari has attracted interest from across Europe, and Atalanta are said to be holding out for £14m.[LNB] Target: Floccari (left)[LNB]The Italian club appear resigned to losing their prize asset with Atalanta sporting director Carlo Osti remarking: 'Sergio has now reached his full potential as a footballer in this league. [LNB]'We have an agreement with the player and his agent that he will be sold at the end of the season if someone is interested,' report the Daily Mirror.[LNB] West Ham striker Ashton takes a huge step on long road back to fitnessSportsmail's Star of the Season: Have your say on who should be your team's player of the season - with NEW revised short lists!WEST HAM UNITED FC

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