Sam likes look of Kuzmanovic

West Ham manager Sam Allarydce has admitted his interest in

Inter Milan attacking midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

The Serbia international, 25, only joined Inter from Stuttgart

in January but looks set to move on this summer, and the Hammers

are reportedly hoping to snap him up for around

£5million.

Speaking after Saturday’s 2-0 friendly win at Bournemouth,

Allardyce said Kuzmanovic was on his radar but stopped short of

admitting any bid.

Allardyce said: “He is a player I like, but I know nothing about

it so cannot comment.”

Goals from Kevin Nolan and Jack Collison gave the visitors

victory at Dean Court, and afterwards Allardyce said he was happy

with his squad strength at this point – but would still like to

bolster his attack.

“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.”

Nolan was forced to limp off shortly after the interval but

Allardyce insisted there were no serious worries over his

skipper.

“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.