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West Ham ready to compete for Benfica midfielder

West Ham will attempt to battle Arsenal, Liverpool and Watford for Italy international Bryan Cristante in the Summer claims a report. Tuttosport claims the Benfica midfielder, currently on loan at Atalanta, has emerged as a £27million target for a number of Premier League clubs.

Cristante has impressed this season, scoring ten goals in 33 appearances across all competitions. The 23-year-old is rated as one of the best young midfielders in Europe with a number of clubs regularly scouting him.

Inter Milan and Juventus could yet also make moves for the ex-AC Milan youngster. Atalanta are expected to take up an option to buy Cristante for just £2million this summer and then look to cash in immediately for a huge profit, with the intense interest sure to drive Cristante’s asking price through the roof.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter