Report: West Bromwich Albion join West Ham in chase for Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac

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West Brom are keen on signing Gignac, but they face competition from West Ham.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the Baggies are keen on signing Gignac, who is set to leave Marseille this summer.

The 29-year-old French international has enjoyed a prolific season in front of goal, netting 20 times in 36 games, but he is leaving Ligue 1 this summer at the end of his contract.

A move to England has been touted, and although Gignac’s reported wage demands of £70,000-per-week may be excessive, Baggies head coach Tony Pulis has ben a long-term admirer of the 17-capped French international.

He attempted to sign Gignac during his time with Stoke, and is preparing to return to the forward this summer as he revamps West Brom’s squad in his first pre-season in charge at the Hawthorns.

However, Pulis will face competition from Premier League rivals West Ham, who have been linked with Gignac, as per the Daily Mirror.

He is a bargain signing on a free transfer, and it is the fact that no transfer fee would have to be paid which offsets his high wage demands.

West Ham and the Baggies are keen on him, and it appears as if it will be up to Gignac himself to decide upon where his future lies, if the Premier League duo submit formal offers for him.

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