10 July 2017

West Ham closing in on £8.5m signing of Osmanlispor’s Senegal midfielder Badou N’Diaye

West Ham are lining up a bid for midfielder Badou N’Diaye.

The Daily Mirror report the Senegalese international who plays for Turkish outfit Osmanlispor is a summer target for the Hammers with a £8.5million bid on the table.

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Badou N’Diaye is a target for West Ham[/caption]

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Slaven Bilic observing his squad in pre-season training at Rush Green[/caption]

N’Diaye,26 has bagged 18 goals in less than two years in Turkey following his move from Norwegian side Bodo Glimt.

The Hammers have been tracking N’Diaye for a year with boss Slaven Bilic desperate to add quality midfield options for the start of the new campaign.

N’Diaye is the man to provide a genuine goal threat from midfield bearing in mind Michail Antonio was the club’s top league scorer last season with just nine.

Bilic is familiar with the Turkish market inside-out from his two years in charge at Besiktas, so will know if the midfielder can make the switch to the Premier League.

Free transfer Pablo Zabaleta has been the only player signed so far this summer, with the Irons linked with moves for Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Burnley striker Andre Gray.

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N’Diaye has made a big impact in Turkey less than two years since his arrival from Norway[/caption]

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Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is also on the Hammers radar and looked to have lost in the race to sign Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho.

N’Diaye has eight caps for Senegal, scoring one goal and with Bilic hoping to tie up a deal for the midfielder before the opening game of the season at Manchester United.

Meanwhile, the West Ham have sold out all 52,000 seasons tickets for next season, putting to bed the notion fans were not happy with life at the London stadium.

The Hammers endured a turbulent first year in their new home as teething problems with stewarding and poor form on the pitch combined to frustrate supporters.

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