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SportWest Ham and Leicester battling to sign Calhanoglu

21:55  08 may  2019
21:55  08 may  2019 Source:   readsport.co

West Ham chasing Turkish star Calhanoglu

West Ham chasing Turkish star Calhanoglu West Ham are chasing the signature of AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu but will face competition from mid-table rivals Leicester City. The 25-year-old has been linked with a Premier League move after a couple of impressive seasons at the Italian giants, setting up 13 goals this season. The Turkish playmaker made a name for himself while playing for Bayer Leverkusen, where he registered 28 goals in 115 appearances. According to Turkish media outlet Fanatik, as cited on HITC, the price tag for the creative forward is around £26m, and reports say he is catching the eye of Premier League clubs including West Ham and Leicester City.

West Ham and Leicester battling to sign Calhanoglu © Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Sport Atalanta BC v AC Milan - Serie A

Leicester and West Ham are battling it out to sign AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu this summer.

According to Calcio Mercato, via The Mirror, Leicester are keen on a deal to sign the playmaker at the end of the season.

The report claims that AC Milan are hoping to earn £26m from his sale, after signing him from Bayer Leverkusen in 2017 for a reported fee of £19m.

West Ham and Leicester battling to sign Calhanoglu © Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Sport Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Sport

Calhanoglu is said to be a free-kick specialist, although Leicester already have one of their own in the form of James Maddison – who has scored several impressive free-kicks this season.

The Turkish international, Calhanolgu, has scored once in 33 Serie A appearances for Milan this season. Although, he has managed a respectable six assists for the Italian giants.

In all, Calhanoglu has scored 10 goals in 88 appearances for Milan since joining the club, after netting 28 in 115 for Leverkusen.

Leicester hoping to land Tielemans for €45m.
Leicester City are hoping to secure a deal to sign Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans for a fee in the region of €45m. According to Calcio Mercato, Leicester want Monaco to lower their asking price to €45m in order for the club to sign him on a permanent basis. Tielemans joined Leicester on loan from Monaco in January and thrived during the second-half of the season under the management of Brendan Rodgers, forming a good partnership in midfield with James Maddison.

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