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Reports claim West Ham want to raid Liverpool and Tottenham for attacking duo Shaqiri and Llorente

West Ham United are being linked with a double move for Xherdan Shaqiri and Fernando Llorente this summer.

The Hammers are in the market for six players this summer.

Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be targeting two forwards, two midfielders, a defender and a back-up goalkeeper.

West Ham have already been linked with upwards of 40 players this summer.

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Premier League duo linked

And now two new reports have credited Pellegrini with a keen interest in Liverpool playmaker Shaqiri and Tottenham striker Llorente.

Jurgen Klopp is willing to sell Shaqiri this summer as he does not fit his tactical style (The Metro).

According to fellow Hammers site Claret & Hugh, West Ham want Shaqiri and must pay the £22.5million asking price to get him.

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Take two for Shaqiri?

It comes after the player rejected the Hammers in favour of a move to Liverpool last summer (Football London).

The Sun is also reporting that West Ham want Spurs forward Llorente.

The 34-year-old target man scored eight goals last season but proved increasingly important – and decisive – during Harry Kane’s injury layoffs.

The Spaniard is out of contract at the end of the season.

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Ageing striker a better deal than it seems?

And The Sun claims he could walk away on a free in a matter of weeks after Spurs missed a deadline to activate an extension clause in his deal.

Fans will undoubtedly be excited by the potential signing of Shaqiri. Less so about the prospect of Llorente.

But if the Spurs man is signed purely as back-up for a more ambitious striker signing it could prove a sound piece of business.

If Pellegrini was to get both they could well combine to be quite a threat. With Shaqiri’s quality of delivery and Llorente’s aerial prowess it would ensure West Ham retain a threat from set pieces and crosses with Andy Carroll leaving the club.


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