Last season’s Premier League high-flyers and this season’s strugglers West Ham have gone through quite a change in fortunes in just twelve months’ time.
Slaven Bilic is struggling to make an impact with his squad, which is dwelling deep inside the danger zone with only 11 points after 12 rounds.
Their poor records have been emphasised by the terrible scoring exploits which yielded mere 13 goals so far and Slaven Bilic is desperate to add fresh blood to the attack department when January window reopens.
The Sun reports that the Croatian tactician is keen on his compatriot and yet another Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.
Bilic is believed to be disappointed by Simone Zaza and is keen to replace the Italian international with his former Bianconeri teammate.
Mandzukic has found his first-time chances limited with the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain and could be open to a move away from Turin to get his career back on track under the guidance of a manager he used to work with in the Croatian national team.