West Ham United are in the picture to sign Bamba Dieng in the winter market.
The Marseille player is currently at the AFCON with Senegal, but behind the scenes, clubs are trying to make a move for him.
That’s according to RMC Sport, who state English clubs have told both the Ligue 1 side and the 21-year-old’s entourage about their interest in signing Dieng this month.
As things stand, Marseille have not received any concrete offers so far, but ‘things could change in the coming days’.
When talking about suitors, the Hammers get a mention as they have ‘enquired’ about the player. Jorge Sampaoli’s side ‘need money’ and are ‘ready to sell’ him for ‘at least €10m’ this month.
Senegal have made it to the quarter-final of the AFCON and Dieng’s immediate focus is on the upcoming fixture with the national team. This would not make it easy for any last-minute negotiations, but ‘everything remains open’.
Having signed a new contract last month, the attacker prefers to continue with Marseille, however, he is also aware ‘some offers may not be refused’.
With West Ham making enquires, RMC Sport state his exit from the French club ‘cannot be ruled out’. Some sources close to the case consider Dieng’s transfer ‘probable’.
If David Moyes’ side go ahead and present an offer of at least €10m, they could be in a position to sign the player before the window closes on Monday.