Sport West Ham linked with a move for Edmilson Junior

23:55  10 june  2018
23:55  10 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

West Ham concerned about Santos' ability to adapt to the Premier League

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According to a claim in the Belgian media both Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United are ‘closely following’ Standard Liege attacker Edmilson Junior . Fiorentina, Genoa and Sassuolo are all said to be monitoring Edmilson and a move to Serie A is a strong possibility this summer.

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West Ham and Fulham are reportedly battling to sign Standard Liege star Edmilson Junior.

According to claims from Belgian news outlet DH, a whole host of teams across Europe are looking to recruit the winger following his impressive Pro League campaign last term.

West Ham are keen to recruit further quality in the attacking areas this summer and it seems they have established an interest in signing the 23-year-old.

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It’s claimed that Junior is held in high esteem at Standard Liege, with the club’s manager desperate to see the talented winger reject interest from elsewhere and stay put in Belgium.

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Quick links . West Ham are seriously lacking in depth on the wings, with Edmilson Fernandes being the only natural wide man in the first-team squad, other than the constantly injured Michail Antonio.

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However, interest in the player is seemingly growing, with the likes of West Ham, Fulham and Wolves said to be the interested Premier League parties.

Interest from top-flight clubs in Italy has also built, according to DH. The likes of Sassuolo, Fiorentina and Genoa are all claimed to have expressed an interest in recruiting Junior this summer.

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Watford reportedly make bid for West Brom target Josef de Souza .
Watford have reportedly joined the race to sign West Brom target Josef de Souza this summer. The Baggies have long been linked with a move for the Brazilian midfielder and it’s believed that they remain keen to sign the player despite their relegation down to the Championship. Newly-promoted Wolves have also been linked with a swoop for De Souza, whose future at Fenerbahce appears to be unlikely at this stage. West Brom may be keen to add a new central midfielder to the ranks this summer, with Jake Livermore’s future at the club uncertain, but it seems they will be forced to fend off competition from Watford for De Souza’s signature. It’s claimed by Turkish reports, as cited by talkSPORT, that the Hornets have already made the first move for the player by submitting a bid worth just under £8 million. This initial proposal is unlikely to tempt Fenerbahce into a sale, however, with their valuation reportedly set at £10.5m.

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