West Ham have reignited their interest in FC Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to reports in Portugal.

Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha (via Sport Witness) reports that West Ham and Everton chased Marega in summer 2018. But both clubs baulked when asked to stump up a fee of €40m (just less than £35m).

West Ham and Everton are both considering another move this summer. However, FC Porto will still demand the same price tag for their prize asset.

The Hammers will be hunting for at least one new striker in the summer but they would need to sell Marko Arnautovic for a major fee to fund a move for Marega.

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Who is Moussa Marega?

Marega has made a name for himself in Portugal after moving from Tunisia back in 2014. The Mali international has scored 43 goals in just under 100 games for FC Porto.


The 28-year-old is renowned for his physical presence in attack, providing Porto with a powerful option through the middle.

With 19 goals and 11 assists this season, Marega is not short of suitors. He has impressed in the Champions League and could now move to the Premier League.

Marega is said to be keen on a move to England. But West Ham could struggle to fund a move for the striker this summer.

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