Sassuolo have confirmed they are “in talks” with Inter and Parma for Ishak Belfodil, as problems emerge with West Ham.
The Algerian striker is co-owned between Parma and Inter, so any deal must be given the all-clear by both clubs.
As we reported yesterday evening , the player and the Nerazzurri are pushing for West Ham, whereas Parma are eager to send him to Sassuolo instead.
The Serie A newcomers are reportedly ready to pay €3.5m for 50 per cent of his contract.
“Do we want to buy out Parma’s half? As we have always said, Sassuolo are interested in the player,” director of sport Nereo Bonato told Fcinternews.it.
“Obviously there are different situations to consider, so at the moment everything is in stand-by. If the player and clubs reach an agreement then we’ll be out of the race, but no definitive decision has been made and it is all still up in the air.
“We have spoken to Inter as well as Parma, but now we have to understand what situation they intend to embrace.
“I repeat, nothing has been concluded right now.”
Fiorentina are another option for Belfodil  following the injury to Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez’s on-going knee problems.