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West Ham trying to sign former Chelsea loan flop

West Ham are interested in trying to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the season.

The 31-year old Argentine spent the last four months of last season on loan at Stamford Bridge, but failed to impress, scoring just 5 times in 18 appearances for the Blues.

As a result, Chelsea, who had the chance to sign him on a permanent deal, chose not to exercise that option, and he returned to Italy, and his parent club Juventus, where he still has two years left on his current deal.

However, Higuaín, who returned to training with the Serie A champions earlier this week, faces an uncertain future in Turin, especially given that his new manager, Maurizio Sarri, is the man he failed to convince during his spell at Chelsea.

Now it seems that West Ham may be prepared to offer the former Argentine international a second crack at succeeding in the Premier League, as they continue to search for a new frontman. The Hammers had been keen to sign Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo, but the deal fell through at the last minute, and he now looks set to join fellow La Liga side Valencia instead.

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