Report: Khouma Babacar rejects Sunderland move; wants big club

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Sunderland, Crystal Palace and West Ham all been linked with Khouma Babacar.

Khouma Babacar has rejected the chance to sign for Sunderland, CalcioMercato reports.

The Black Cats have been linked with him this past week, with Gazzetta World indicating that they and Crystal Palace are trying to sign him. TMW reported that Spurs and West Ham are also keen on the Senegalese striker.

Sunderland were the first team to make a formal approach, and have had a bid accepted, with the report claiming Fiorentina wanted at least £11.4 million for his services.

However, Babacar has rejected the offer to sign for the Wearside club, as they are in a relegation battle. The striker only wants to sign for a big club, fighting at the top end of their respective division.

This rules out Sunderland, who are currently in 18th place in the Premier League table and fighting off relegation.

Crystal Palace, Spurs and West Ham are all more logical bets, seeing as they are in the upper reaches of the table, with the latter two especially pressing for European football.

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