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Report: Irons linked with red-hot ace

West Ham have been linked with a swoop to sign Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz.

Reports in Spain have suggested that there is interest in bringing the Chile international into the club, as he has enjoyed a sensational season in the Championship.

Brereton Diaz has scored 20 goals in 32 games for Blackburn this season, with the club attempting to win promotion from the second-tier.

They are currently sixth in the table but have been enduring a major dip in form, winning just one of their last five games.

The Sun cites the Spanish reports, claiming that there is plenty of interest in securing his signature.

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Along with the Hammers, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Everton are all said to be monitoring the 22-year-old, while there is also interest from Leeds and La Liga club Sevilla.

It seems likely there is going to be a real race to secure his signature when the season is over, especially if Blackburn don’t win promotion to the Premier League.

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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.