West Ham are interested in signing Benfica striker Darwin Nunez during the January transfer window, according to Portuguese outlet Record.

The Uruguayan international, 22, is a wanted man across Europe, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Manchester City all keen on recruiting his services this winter.

Record reported in their print edition (30 November, page 4) that Nunez has a release clause that stands at £130million, but no club will be willing to part with such a hefty fee, and Benfica could be forced to lower their demands if suitors come calling.

Any chance?

The Hammers need quality attacking reinforcements in January, and after seeing Michail Antonio struggle to find the back of the net in recent games, David Moyes will know landing another striker for the second half of the campaign is very important to bolster his side’s top-four chances.

Nunez has scored 11 goals and weighed in with two assists in 16 games across all competitions for the Portuguese giants so far this season.

He bagged 11 goals and 10 assists across the league and Europe last term, and he could be a solid addition for West Ham.

Nunez can also play as a winger and directly behind the striker as a creator, and such versatility would come in handy at the London Stadium should a move work out.

He is not short of suitors, though, and whether the Irons can pip stiff competition to his signature remains to be seen.

The South American will get his chances to impress and play regularly should he join West Ham ahead of others, though, and he could end up having a similar effect as Jesse Lingard had last season.

Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez revealed back in October [via Sport] that he once recommended Nunez to Barcelona, and the Hammers should be looking at getting a deal done.

In other West Ham news, an amazing attacker is making personal arrangements for Hammers switch in January.

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