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Hammers join queue for Marseille ace

8 Mar

West Ham, Latest news update: March 08, 2016 2:12 PM

West Ham are on the trail on Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi but face a battle to land his services ahead of several other clubs.

West Ham: Hammers join queue for Marseille ace West Ham: Hammers join queue for Marseille ace

Rivals Tottenham have also been linked with the striker as they look for a partner for Harry Kane and Italian giants Juventus are also very keen on the 22-year-old.

However, the Hammers hope they have an ace in the hole in the shape of midfield star Dimitri Payet. The pair were close friends from their season together at Marseille and the midfielder is understood to have started trying to convince his old team-mate to link up with him once again at West Ham.

Slaven Bilic will be handed a significant amount of cash to spend in the summer and £20m is thought will be the magic figure to persuade Marseille to allow Batshuayi to leave.

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