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Irons and Arsenal gunning for young star

The Hammers and Arsenal have reportedly both put offers on the table for FC Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice

French media outlet Soccerlink claim Arsenal’s  €10m bid has been rejected by the club but hasn’t specified how much West Ham have offered.

Several clubs across Europe have been tracking Claude-Maurice, with Lille, Lyon, Monaco, PSG and RB Leipzig among them.

The French youth star has scored 14 goals and assisted a further four in 35 league games for Lorient last season and his displays have grabbed attention from the scouts at West Ham.

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Obviously the Irons face stiff competition and it would be a major coup if we could clinch a deal for the 20 year old.

A video, meanwhile, has circulated on social media from the player but unfortunately for the Irons it showed his former team-mate and friend, Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi, visiting him.

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