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Report: Irons eyeing Bundesliga defender

West Ham are weighing up a move to sign Timo Hubers from FC Koln in the summer, according to a new report from the Daily Mail.

The Hammers are one of a number of clubs weighing up a potential swoop to sign the centre-back.

Newcastle, Leeds, and Crystal Palace are all said to be keeping a close eye on his situation, with scouts watching him play in Germany, while the Hammers, Southampton and Fulham are also said to be eyeing up a deal.

Hubers is set to enter the final 12 months of his deal in the summer and could be available for a knock-down price.

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The report states that he would cost a bargain £6m, although the level of interest may see that price rise.

Hubers is a ball-playing defender and he has made 15 appearances in the Bundesliga thus far this season, with Koln currently sitting comfortably in eighth in the table.

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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.