West Ham fight Liverpool for Batshauyi’s Ligue 1 team-mate

West Ham United are leading the chase to sign highly rated Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou but face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool to land his signature, according to The Guardian.

The Hammers are set to be busy in this summer’s transfer window and have already made a number of offers to prominent stars.

One of these bids is believed to be in an attempt to sign Michy Batshuayi, with the Belgian’s Marseille team-mate now the focus of their attention.

N’Koudou is a promising attacker that move to the Stade Veledrome from Nantes last summer and started 22 Ligue 1 games in his first season with the south coast club, scoring five goals.

The France under-21 international is adjudged as a rising star of the national game and as such has captured the interest of a host of Premier League sides.

West Ham are believed to be in the market for a new winger and signed Dimitri Payet from Marseille last summer.