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Newcastle in for Hammers ‘target’

Newcastle are interested in a potential deal to sign Gaetan Laborde from Rennes in the January transfer window, according to a new report.

The Hammers have been linked with the striker previously, with Laborde seen as a potential acquisition to provide support to Mikey Antonio.

That was back in the summer but a new report now claims that the Magpies are eyeing up a swoop ahead of the winter window.

French outlet Homme du Match reports that the newly-minted Premier League club want to bring Laborde in, while Wolves are also credited with an interest.

Rennes paid around £15.3m to sign Laborde from Montpellier and Newcastle are said to be willing to double that price to secure his signature in the winter window.

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It remains to be seen if the Hammers will also reignite their interest given that David Moyes wants to bring in a striker during the January transfer window.

Keep an eye on this.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.