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Hammers monitoring goalkeeper and striker


Filed: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
By: Staff Writer


West Ham are keeping tabs on Malian international goalscorer Moussa Marega ahead of a potential summer move.

The 26-year-old has already hit the magic 20-goal mark for the season with current club Porto and West Ham - along with one or two fellow Premier League clubs - have already been alerted to his potential availability this summer.

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Rated around the €40million mark (£35million), Marega - who is said to favour a move to England - scored 14 goals in his first 14 starts of the season playing alongside fellow African strikers Vincent Aboubakar and Yacine Brahimi as part of a three-prong attack.

Last season he scored 13 goals whilst contributing seven assists during 25 appearances on loan for Vitoria Guimaraes. Tottenham and Everton have also been cited as potentially interested parties.

* West Ham could be about to replace Joe Hart with another Manchester-based goalkeeper.

According to the Mirror, the Hammers are considering making a summer move for Manchester United's fourth-choice stopper Sam Johnstone, currently on loan in the Championship with Aston Villa.

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Johnstone - who will be behind David De Gea, Sergio Romero and 21-year-old Joel Pereira in the pecking order at Old Trafford when he returns from his season-long loan spell - would effectively replace Joe Hart, who has spent much of the season at West Ham on the bench despite earning in excess of £100,000-per-week.

* A Serie A giant are reported to have joined Premier League clubs closely monitoring the situation of one of West Ham's most valuable young players.

19-year-old Domingos Quina, who joined West Ham from Chelsea in May 2016 is reported to be on the radar of AC Milan, having already raised the attention of several Premier League clubs in recent months.

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The Italian superpower are said to be battling the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool for the Portuguese midfielder's signature, despite Quina still having another 15 months left on his current contract.

* Finally, West Ham are said to be keeping tabs on the situation involving Sporting midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia.

The 26-year-old Argentine has featured for the Portuguese club in the Champions League this season and according to O Jogo is attracting plenty of interest from Italy with Inter Milan, Roma and Napoli also said to be interested.






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