Report: West Ham battle Tottenham in summer chase for Kevin Mirallas

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West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Everton winger Kevin Mirallas this summer.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham United will battle Tottenham for the signature of Everton winger Kevin Mirallas this summer.

The Hammers have won just twice in 2015, piling pressure on manager Sam Allardyce - and regardless of who is in charge next season, summer reinforcements are needed.

Strengthening their attacking options will be a priority for West Ham, and the Mirror believe that they are lining up an ambitious swoop for Everton wide man Kevin Mirallas.

The 27-year-old Belgian international joined Everton from Greek side Olympiacos in 2012, and has so far scored 26 goals for the Toffees, primarily playing as a right winger at Goodison Park.

Yet having impressed with Everton, it's only natural that admiring glances are cast in his direction - and West Ham appear keen on an audacious bid to sign him this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

However, they also believe that West Ham aren't alone in the race to sign Mirallas, with Premier League rivals Tottenham also keen.

After inconsistent displays from the likes of Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Andros Townsend this season, Mauricio Pochettino may well need a new winger this summer.

Tottenham may actually have the upper hand though, given that they have loaned winger Aaron Lennon to Everton until the end of the season.

Using Lennon in a makeweight for Mirallas could swing the deal in Tottenham's favour, and help them beat West Ham to his signature in what could be an intense transfer battle this summer.

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