West Ham has been linked with Ben Yedder after reports in France claimed he is ready to force a move out of Toulouse this month. The twenty-five year striker is one of French football’s rising stars netting six goals in his last six games for the Ligue 1 outfit.
That form has attracted the attention of the Spurs, Lyon, Marseille and West Ham according to a report in the Sun today.
Radio station RMC reported that Toulouse have told their Ligue 1 rivals that the former France Under-21 international would be available for just £5.3million — as long as he is loaned straight back to the club for the rest of the season.
Yedder who scored fourteen league goals last season is believed to prefer a move to the Premier League in this transfer window.
Toulouse coach Dominique Arribage is aware of the player’s desire to move on, and admitted last week that he might not be able to keep hold of the attacker.
He said: “With every game we have in January I will have several press conferences a week and every time I will get asked the question about Ben Yedder. I will say that I am very happy to have him in the squad. He is a powerful player and I want him to be with us as long as possible, but indeed there is a possibility that he leaves.”