Report: Tottenham, West Ham join race to sign prolific striker Moussa Konate

Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham and West Ham are reportedly battling for Sion striker Moussa Konate.

According to the Daily Mirror, a whole host of Premier League clubs are in the race to sign Sion striker Moussa Konate in January.

Konate, 22, shot to fame in 2012 having hit five goals for the Senegal side at the Olympic Games in London, and despite a modest record in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Russian side Krasnodar swooped to sign him permanently.

The forward spent one uneventful season with Krasnodar before a season-long loan with Italian side Genoa, where he scored just once in 25 games, prompting a permanent move to Switzerland with Sion last summer.

His first season proved to be a roaring success, hitting 16 goals in 27 games, whilst he has already hit seven goals in nine games this season too.

That form has attracted plenty of interest though, as The Mirror report that five Premier League clubs are pursuing Konate ahead of the January transfer window.

The report states that Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham and West Ham are all lining up moves for Konate when the transfer window re-opens - though Sion want a reported £10m for the striker.

Konate has pace, and can play either through the middle or out wide, presenting a versatile attacking option to interest parties - whilst at 22, he should still have his best years ahead of him, even if his record before joining Sion was fairly poor based on his exploits at the Olympic Games.

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