Report: Aston Villa and West Ham compete for Moussa Konate

Aston Villa and West Ham are both interested in Moussa Konate, previously linked to Watford and Tottenham Hotspur.

Aston Villa and West Ham are both interested in signing Moussa Konate, report The Times.

The striker plays for Swiss side FC Sion, and was last week named as a potential addition for both Watford and Tottenham by the Watford Observer.

Konate scored 22 goals in 33 games for his club last season in all competitions, and is just 22-years-old.

Advantage West Ham?

West Ham could have an advantage in their battle to sign the forward, for he is an international colleague of West Ham's Diafra Sakho for Senegal.

Konate was actually Sakho's replacement at the African Cup of Nations, after the Hammers striker pulled out injured. He has four goals in nine games at international level.

Aston Villa's interest is likely to hinge on what happens with Liverpool linked Christian Benteke, with a sale providing more transfer funds and leave them with a clear need up front.

Konate has previous experience playing for Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv, Russian side FC Krasnodar and Italian club Genoa.

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