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Report: West Ham and Everton are ready to battle it out for Jesus Corona

According to a report from Portuguese media outlet A Bola, West Ham could be set to battle Everton this summer for Porto winger Jesus Corona.

The Hammers will surely be keen to bolster their wide attacking options this summer. Michail Antonio is on the wrong side of 30 now, whilst Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko face uncertain futures in east London.

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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti will also undoubtedly be looking to strengthen his attacking options. Theo Walcott could be sold this summer (The Mirror, March 29th, page 77). Meanwhile, Bernard faces an uncertain future as well (Daily Mail).

And A Bola claims that both the Hammers and the Toffees could be looking to address those issues by bringing in Porto ace Jesus Corona in the summer.

Jesus Corona (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

The 27-year-old joined Porto from FC Twente in the summer of 2015. And he has been a real hit with the Portuguese giants.

Stats

The 42-capped Mexico international has racked up 26 goals and 51 assists in 211 appearances for Porto (Transfermarkt).

And this season has been a particularly fruitful one for him.

Corona has recorded 17 assists in 41 games thus far (Transfermarkt).

Jesus Corona (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

He won’t come cheap

The Mexican could be up for grabs, however. Worldfootball.net claims that he has a €50 million (£45 million) release clause inserted into his current contract with Porto.

Corona is incredibly versatile. He can operate on either wing or even at right-back if need be (Transfermarkt).

Whether West Ham or Everton will be prepared to pay £45 million for the 27-year-old in the current climate, however, remains to be seen.

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