Last Updated: Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:14
West Ham boss Sam Allarydce has hinted he is keen on signing Inter Milan attacking midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic this summer.
The Serbia international, who only joined Inter from Stuttgart in January, has been linked with the Hammers and a fee of £5million has been mentioned as Allardyce looks to further strengthen his squad.
Following Saturday's 2-0 friendly win over Bournemouth, Allardyce admitted Kuzmanovic was a player he liked but refused to confirm reports he could be on his way to Upton Park.
He said: "He is a player I like, but I know nothing about it so cannot comment."
The Hammers boss says he is fairly happy with the squad he has at his disposal following summer deals for Andy Carroll, Razvan Rat, Dean Whitehead and Adrian so far but admits he would like to add at least another striker before the season gets underway.
"For the first time in eight years, I have got a good squad together right at the start of pre-season," he added. "Normally I am six or seven short and I have to skimp around to get them in, but not this year.
"We would like to add to that of course, although it will only be one or two max. Position wise, we need an attacking player first and then we will see where we go.
"At this moment, it depends on the player who is available. It needs to be a quality player who brings a lot to the team for us to go after him."
Goals from Kevin Nolan and Jack Collison gave the visitors victory over the Cherries but there were fears Nolan had suffered an injury when he was forced to limp off shortly after the interval - although Allardyce insisted his skipper had only picked up a dead leg.
"Kevin came off with only a dead leg so it looks like he will be OK and it won't be too much of a problem," he told the Sunday Mirror.
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