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Busy Irons eye giant defender

Cheikhou KouyateWest Ham are reported  to be tracking giant defender Cheikhou Kouyaté.

The 24 year old 6′ 4″ centre back who can also play in a defensive midfield role is being monitored by a number of clubs across Europe including Valencia.

Arsenal and Manchester City have been monitoring  the Senegalese  for some time but the Hammers will test  the water to see if they can tempt him to  East London.

He started his professional career in Brussels coming through the youth ranks before joining Anderlecht in 2008.

He  has made 145 appearances for them. The club value him at around £8m but he  could be available on a season loan deal for the right price. West Ham have been known to scout him a number of times in the last six months.

Initially the 6’4″ transfer target was thought to be Raoul Loé who we tried to sign in the last transfer window before we signed Antonio Nocerino but  news coming out of Belgium suggests Kouyaté could be the real target.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter