West Ham unlikely to land transfer target Moussa Marega

West Ham are one of a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to Portuguese news outlet O Jogo.

What’s the story?

The 27-year-old has been at Porto since 2016 and comes on the back of a successful season, scoring 22 goals and registering four assists in 29 games in the Primeira Liga.

The Mali international’s performances have brought him to the attention of a number of Premier League clubs, with West Ham, Everton, Tottenham and Chelsea reportedly interested in the forward.

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However, Marega’s release clause of £35million for a player valued at £17.1million on Transfermarkt is likely to put off West Ham.

West Ham fans shouldn’t hold their breath

While Marega would be a really good signing, the price and the competition for his signature mean that a transfer to the London Stadium is rather unlikely.

If they do manage to pull it off, the 6ft1 striker would be a great focal point for the West Ham attack with his physicality and power.

But with West Ham focusing on other targets, it is safe to say that Marega is unlikely to be donning the claret and blue any time soon.