West Ham up the ante in chase for Tottenham strike target

West Ham have made a £27million bid for Tottenham strike target Alassane Plea, according to a report.

Sky Sports report that West Ham have made their move for the Nice forward as new boss Manuel Pellegrini looks to beef up his forward line.

Three other Premier League clubs also interested, including Spurs, who apparently made a move for Plea last month.

The 25-year-old hitman netted 21 times last season and The Sun recently claimed the north London club had made a firm approach to bring Plea to the club.

That was later backed up by reports in France, with RMC claiming talks were ongoing between the two clubs over a deal and an agreement was close.

Plea has reportedly been offered a four-year deal by Spurs and would be seen as cover and competition for undisputed top pick Harry Kane in attack.

But West Ham’s offer is obviously more attractive to Nice, who are wanting €30m euros (£26.6m) for the player, with Sky claiming one other club has already made an offer of £25m.

Newcastle and Fulham are the other club’s interested in Plea, who began his career at Lyon before moving to Nice in August 2014.


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