West Ham United could make a late move for Rennes striker Gaetan Laborde, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
The Lowdown: Previous interest
This time last year, L’Equipe reported that the Hammers were keen to bring the Frenchman to the London Stadium from Montpellier.
However, the move failed to come to fruition, leaving the 28-year-old to join Ligue 1 side Rennes in a deal worth £15m.
Despite this, it appears West Ham’s interest in Laborde isn’t over, with a recent report touting the east London club with a late swoop before next Thursday’s deadline.
The Latest: Late move
Newcastle are also said to be interested in signing the Frenchman, so negotiations could turn out to be difficult for David Moyes’ side.
This follows a report from January which claimed the Ligue 1 outfit were willing to sell the 28-year-old for a £30m fee, after just six months at the club.
The Verdict: Good signing
In 38 league appearances last season, the forward netted 15 goals and produced eight assists – beating Jarrod Bowen, the Irons’ top scorer last season, who totalled 12 goals in the English top-flight.
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