Everton and West Ham set for transfer battle

Everton and West Ham could be set to battle it out for Inter Milan striker Luc Castaignos, reports Talk Sport this morning.

The 19 year old has been allowed to leave by the Nerazzurri, and FC Twente’s recent announcement that they have not completed their deal for his services could result in a dog fight between Everton and newly promoted West Ham.

‘This transfer could take a while, because Inter are clearly not in a rush either’ announced Twente Chairman Joop Musterman.

A move back to the Eredivisie could suit Castaignos, who joined Inter last year from Feyenoord, where he came through the youth setup. However, a lack of urgency from Dutch outfit Twente leaves the door open for two Premier League clubs who could both do with a new striker ahead of the new season.

Sam Allardyce’s side are eager to strengthen attacking options as Ricardo Vaz Te remains unsettled in East London, and David Moyes’ Everton side must begin the new campaign without the ever present Tim Cahill, who is set to complete a move to the MLS this week.

QPR are also said to be interested in the promising Dutch youngster, and are set to re-evaluate a £3 million bid that had earlier been rejected by the San Siro outfit.

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