Report: Sunderland, West Ham target Moussa Sow set to sign for Al Ahli

Sunderland and West Ham target Sow has decided to move to the Al Ahli.

According to a report in The National, Fenerbahce striker Moussa Sow has decided to take the next step in his career by moving to Ah Ahli of the Arabian Gulf League.

Sow, 29, has been linked with a big money move this summer, following a strong season in Turkey when he netted 16 goals in 40 games across all competitions.

The Premier League was a potential destination for Sow, with two clubs said to be holding talks with Fenerbahce concerning his transfer.

The Chronicle named Sunderland as attempting to bring in the Senegalese international striker, whilst the Express reported on interest from West Ham.

However, talks did not bring about a resolution, and neither club were willing to pay his £9.1 million release clause, which Fener were demanding for his signature, according to talkSPORT.

When no deal could be worked out between the Premier League sides and Fener, Al Ahli stole in, and are close to sealing a deal for Sow worth roughly £12 million.

A statement in the report reads: “Moussa Sow has been the subject of an offer from Dubai’s Al Ahli. Officials from Fenerbahce and Al Ahli are meeting at the request of the player to conclude the deal. The agreement reached will be a €16 million transfer fee for the club and Sow will be paid €1m.”

West Ham and Sunderland look to have missed out on a player with real talent, and a star goalscorer, as Sow heads to the UAE to take the next step in his career.

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