Arsenal and West Ham are targeting Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder as their forward search continues.
The Hammers still have 29-year-old Carlos Bacca as their top target while Arsenal have lost out in the battle for Napoli striker, Gonzalo Higuain.
The frontman is valued at around £8million and scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season despite his club only just avoiding relegation.Ben Yedder has played three times for France’s Under-21s.The 25-year-old came through at UJA Alfortville before switching to Toulouse in 2010.
Sevilla had agreed a deal and were all set to sign the player, but then new manager Jorge Samapoli decided to put the move on the back-burner for the time being.Sevilla have come back strong in recent days, with West Ham United and Leicester City also in talks with the player’s entourage on regular occasions.
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