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West Ham battle Celtic for services of international player

West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern are getting excited about the possibility of another new signing, though the target has left the Celtic punters really riled-up.

Yahoo Sport states that West Ham have joined Celtic in the chase for Fenerbache full-back Hasan Ali Kaldirim, who is available on a free transfer this summer but could arrive before Tuesday for a nominal fee.

The Turkish international, 27, attracted the interest of Celtic in the summer and Brendan Rodgers’ side remain keen but the entry of West Ham in the market could cause problems, with boss Slaven Bilic having links in the country following his time with Besiktas.

An offer of Premier League football could be too good to turn down and Ali Kaldirim is free to discuss a pre-contractual agreement this month, that would see him arrive at the end of the season but could also move this week.

Our landlord believes the Hammers should try to push through a move immediately, identifying the full-back spots as the weakest area of the team, a belief many of the fans agree with.

Should West Ham make this transfer happen before Tuesday’s deadline? Let us know in the comments below!

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