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Sport West Ham in three-way battle for Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu

18:15  14 november  2017
18:15  14 november  2017 Source:   readsport.co

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Premier League sides Everton, West Ham and Newcastle are reportedly interested in Villarreal ' s star striker Cedric Bakambu , according to Marca. The Spanish media outlet claims that all three sides are actively pursuing the Congolese striker which could lead to a potential three - way scrap to acquire

VILLARREAL ' S Cedric Bakambu has turned down a host of Prem clubs to sign for Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan and become the most expensive African player in history. The striker was linked with moves to Newcastle, Tottenham, West Brom and West Ham .

According to talkSPORT, West Ham are interested in signing Cedric Bakambu for Villarreal with West Brom and Newcastle also being interested in the striker.

West Ham seemed to solve their striker problem in the summer with the transfer of Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen, but with Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho not pleasing the fans, it only leaves Chicharito as the only out-and-out goalscorer at West Ham.

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Bakambu has impressed at Villarreal for many years now and it hasn’t been any different this season, he currently sits 3rd in the La Liga goal-scoring charts behind the best player in the world, Lionel Messi and former West Ham striker, Simone Zaza, who looked hopeless at The Hammers last campaign.

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Villarreal ' s Cedric Bakambu is set to become the most expensive African footballer ever as Chinese club Beijing Guoan close on a £65m deal. DR Congo' s Cedric Bakambu has scored 14 goals for Villarreal in all competitions so far this season.

Cedric Bakambu is poised to join Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan after a deal was struck to rescind his contract at Villarreal . West Ham sign Jack Wilshere from Arsenal. 5dESPN. Eboue released on bail amid arson claims.

Although Villarreal do not want to sell their star striker, they would budge if the price was right and if the West Ham board stick to their word of backing new manager David Moyes, then the move could happen.

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