West Ham 'leading the race to sign Ben Brereton Diaz'

West Ham ‘leading the race to sign Blackburn and Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz… but they face competition from Sevilla with 23-year-old set to be in-demand this summer’

  • West Ham are looking to add more attacking options in the summer 
  • Ben Brereton Diaz has scored 22 goals in the Championship this season 
  • The forward is capable of playing both wide and through the middle

West Ham have reportedly emerged as the new leaders in the race to sign Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz. 

The Sun claim David Moyes sent Alan Irvine to watch Rovers’ top scorer, who is entering he final year of his current contract.

Bereton’s goal scoring exploits this season has attracted from a number of clubs with the 23-year-old netting his 22nd Championship goal against Birmingham on Saturday.

It is believed that Brereton will cost in the region of £15million.

His versatility, being able to play both wide and through the middle, has been particularly appealing to Moyes, whose side could have used more firepower at times this season.

Sevilla have been tracking Brereton after he burst onto the international scene at last year’s Copa America. 

West Ham have also been looking at Keane Lewis-Potter, while James Tarkowski is a defensive target.

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