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Report: Hammers in race to sign Nigerian attacker

West Ham are in the race to sign Nigeria international Paul Onuachu in the summer transfer window, according to a new report.

All Nigeria Soccer reports that the Racing Genk striker is also wanted by Brighton, as they both look to bring in attackers this summer.

Onuachu had a fantastic season for Genk, scoring 29 goals in 33 games in the league.

The 27-year-old has been with the club since 2019, and has a contract until 2024.

Brighton may have an advantage given they have cultivated a relationship with Genk over the past few seasons, signing Leandro Trossard from the club, and could table an offer in the coming weeks.

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The Belgian side are demanding around €30m (£25.7m) to let Onuachu go this summer, and there could well be something of a bidding war in the coming months.

Onuachu is a Nigeria international with 10 caps to his name; he has scored three goals for the Super Eagles.

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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.