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Clearly hoping to upgrade what was obviously the Canaries' weakest area last season, Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is reportedly hoping to lure Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella to Carrow Road this summer.
According to this report by Danny Griffiths of the Metro, Hughton—who's currently with his side on their tour of the United States—views the Italian as one of his better options heading into the new season, with the manager noting:
Yes, I have seen the reports that I was in Italy. There are players that we would have an interest in bringing to the club but wanting to bring someone here and actually getting them here is two different things.
The areas that we felt we needed to improve were the offensive areas. We brought Ricky in but on the other side of it Simeon [Jackson] and Holty [Grant Holt] have departed so, yes, the forward area is one we are looking to do something.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel remains Hughton's marquee summer signing, arriving from Sporting Lisbon for a fee of around £9 million, but it seems there's still money to be spent at the club.
UPDATE (Friday, July 26)
Coming closer to the end of July, Norwich City are no longer the only Premier League side looking to sign Quagliarella, it seems, after West Ham also registered interest in the Italian's signature.
According to Sky Sport Italia (h/t Yahoo!), the East London side are looking to sign the 30-year-old as Juve seek to shift one of their six strikers.
After signing Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente this summer, one can see how such a situation would make it difficult to appease all, and Quagliarella may be looked upon as available as a result.