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Italian club Juventus have reportedly offered striker Fabio Quagliarella to West Ham United, but the Hammers must reduce their wage bill first, according to The Mirror.

The 'Old Lady' are looking to off-load the Italy international after the club increased their attacking options by signing Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente earlier this summer.

And the east-London side will need to reduce their wage bill before they can think of bringing in new additions.

Manager Sam Allardyce has already signed Andy Carroll and Stuart Downing for a combined fee of just over £20million.

The 59-year-old has admitted he wants another front man in his squad - with Carroll, Modibo Maiga and Ricardo Vaz Te the only three recognised strikers at Upton Park.

Fellow Premier League sides Norwich and Sunderland as well as Qatar side Al-Gharafa have also made their interested known and are keen on capturing the services of the £7million rated international.

United joint-chairman, David Gold, has has said the club must sell before they can bring in new stars.

He told reporters: "I think it's clear that we are still short of a striker. David Sullivan (joint-chairman) agrees with that, Sam (Allardyce) agrees with that, but until we release those wages by players leaving, there is little we can do.

"The only possibility now is if players are sold. That's up to Sam, that's in his hands. If he releases wages, that will give us the opportunity to bring in replacement for those players," added Gold.

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