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Irons confirm interest in African

West Ham have this afternoon confirmed their interest in a January loan deal which would see hardman Senegalese Stephane Badji.

The club will try to bring the 24 year old in on a loan with an option to buy at the end of the season when he would join fellow Senegal international Diafra Sakho and Cheik Kouyate.

A Hammers source revealed to ClaretandHugh: We would be interested in doing a loan deal with an option to buy and it wouldn’t be expensive.”

Like Diafra Sakho and Cheik Kouyate,  Badji is set  to play in the African Nations Cup and the midfielder is seen as a player to reinforce an area where Alex Song’s future is still open to question.

Badji plays for Brann Bergen in Norway and is believed to be keen to get his future sorted out before leaving for Africa.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon