West Ham and Crystal Palace join the hunt for Luton forward Lee Angol

HITC Sport understands West Ham United and Crystal Palace are among those considering a move for Lee Angol, with Nottingham Forest set to miss out.

Luton Town starlet Lee Angol has rejected a new contract at Kenilworth Road and is set to leave the club without playing a game, with Premier League and Championship clubs ready to pounce, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the player.

The 20-year-old was snapped up by the Hatters last summer when he was released by Wycombe Wanderers, and they sent him straight on-loan to Conference South Side Boreham Wood.

And Angol enjoyed a wonderful campaign, claiming 25 goals in 39 games and helping them to promotion into the Conference

Luton are now desperate for Angol to sign a new deal, with his current contract due to expire this summer, but HITC understand that he has shunned the offer, with a host of clubs waiting in the wings.

Nottingham Forest were looking to land the player but, because of transfer restrictions due to Financial Fair Play breaches, they could only offer an incentive-based deal to Luton – who are due compensation should Angol leave.

But HITC understands that interest is growing elsewhere. West Ham United, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Brentford, Charlton Athletic and Milton Keynes Dons are all now ready to make a move for the highly-rated youngster.

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