According to a report from French publication Foot Mercato, West Ham and Newcastle have both joined the race to sign alleged Tottenham target M’Baye Niang.

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L’Equipe reported earlier this week that the north London outfit want to sign the lively forward.

Hammers boss David Moyes, Magpies manager Steve Bruce and Spurs chief Jose Mourinho will all be looking to add further depth to their attacking options this summer.

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Mbaye Niang (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images)

West Ham, Newcastle and Tottenham all need more support for their number one strikers.

And Foot Mercato claims that all three Premier League clubs are in the race to sign Rennes forward M’Baye Niang.

So it just remains to be seen whether the Senegal international ends up at the London Stadium, St James’ Park or the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Mbaye Niang (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP) (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images)

The 25-year-old has banged in 15 goals in 37 games in all competitions for Rennes this season (Who Scored).

 

In 26 Ligue 1 outings, Niang has scored 10 goals and averaged 2.5 shots per game (Who Scored).

The Senegalese ace has previous experience of English football, having spent half a season on loan with Watford in 2017.

He struggled at Vicarage Road, however, scoring just two goals in 16 games for the Hornets (Soccerbase).

Foot Mercato claims that Rennes want around £18 million for Niang. That could represent decent value for West Ham, Newcastle or Tottenham.

Much will depend on whether the player himself actually fancies a return to the Premier League, however.

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