West Ham have joined Tottenham and a host of other Premier League clubs in the chase for Belgian striker Laurent Depoitre, claim the Guardian.

The 27-year-old is having a great season in the Belgian Pro League for Gent, scoring eleven goals in twenty-four appearances in the country’s top division. He has also appeared in this season’s Champions League for his team, with Gent beating off Lyon and Gary Neville’s Valencia for a place in the last sixteen of the Competition.

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He is also capped for the Belgian national team. He scored on his full debut for the red devils against international minnows Andorra, and may be in contention for a place in the Belgian Euro 2016 team.

West Ham join a host of other clubs such as Leicester, Southampton, Everton, Palace and West Bromwich Albion in the race for the striker, who may be available for a reduced fee as his contract expires in 16 months time.