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Transfer news: Leicester and West Ham linked with Porto striker Moussa Marega

Leicester and West Ham have been linked with a move for in-form Porto striker Moussa Marega.

The Mali international has scored 16 goals this season with six of those strikes coming in the Champions League. He trails top scorer Robert Lewandowski by just two goals.

Moussa Marega has been one of the Champions League’s standout performers this term

Marega is understood to have a €40million release clause, which seems to be tempting Premier League clubs.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has been promised funds this summer, while the futures of West Ham strikers Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez remain uncertain.

Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha claim Leicester, West Ham and Serie A clubs are interested in signing Marega.

The 27-year-old scored in Porto’s 3-1 win over Roma to help his team reach an unlikely Champions League quarter-final last week.


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The Portuguese champions could face Tottenham, Manchester United or Manchester City in the last eight of the competition.

Marega, who has been linked with Chelsea in the past, hinted at a move to the Premier League last summer.

He told SFR Sport: “I, we [Porto] had a beautiful year and with this title of champion that is a huge pride. I’m coming out of a year with 23 goals in all competitions.

”For me, I think this is perhaps the best time to try my luck elsewhere, to live a new experience, to know a new championship, the Premier League, for example.

“And it hurts me to say that because I am very attached to this club, to its supporters who give me a lot.

“I like this championship for a long time. At the same time, who does not like the Premier League. It’s a very big league, with very big players.

“It’s flattering when clubs are interested in you, but I have always dreamed of playing there. I want to be happy, with my family, in a championship that I love.”


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