Report: Tottenham and West Ham both pursuing Wissam Ben Yedder, January deal possible

Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder is looking for a January exit, and Tottenham and West Ham are reportedly interested.

According to The Sun, Tottenham and West Ham have been alerted to the availability of Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder.

Ben Yedder, 25, joined Toulouse from lowly UJA Alfortville in 2010, and few could have predicted the incredible impact he would make with the Ligue 1 side.

Before the start of this campaign, Ben Yedder had hit 47 goals in his previous three seasons, whilst he has also added 13 goals in just 21 appearances in all competitions this term too.

Prolific in France, the diminutive Ben Yedder is now looking to leave Toulouse and make a big move elsewhere, according to a report from The Sun.

They state that Toulouse are willing to sell Ben Yedder for just £5.3m this month, but on the condition that he is loaned back to the club for the rest of the season.

It's added that most Ligue 1 clubs are unable to pay that transfer fee, and it has alerted two English clubs to his availability - Tottenham and West Ham.

Tottenham's need for a striker is hardly a secret, and after the 1-0 defeat to Leicester City on Wednesday night, it's clear that Mauricio Pochettino must add another attacker - and the skilful yet deadly Ben Yedder could offer something different to the Spurs attack at a bargain price, especially if they can negotiate to keep him at White Hart Lane rather than loan him back.

Meanwhile, West Ham have both Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho out injured, meaning manager Slaven Bilic could be in the market for another striker this month - but having spent so much over the summer on players like Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang and Dimitri Payet, it's unclear whether he would have the necessary finances to compete with Tottenham for Ben Yedder's signature.

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