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West Ham face competition for Burak Yilmaz

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HITC Sport understands that West Ham United face competition from a number of Premier League rivals to land Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz.

HITC Sport understands that West Ham United face competition from a number of Premier League rivals to land Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz.

The Hammers are looking for a new striker and have made room with the sale of Mauro Zarate to Fiorentina, and it appears that their new front-man will arrive from Istanbul.

As well as Galatasaray's Yilmaz, they have also gone in for Fenerbahce's Emmanuel Emenike - currently on-loan at Al Ain.

A deal for 28-year-old Emenike is far from straightforward though, and HITC Sport understands The Hammers are now focussing on a deal for Yilmaz.

Galatasaray would ideally like a permanent deal, with around £5million, but they would accept a loan - with a big fee for the 30-year-old, and talks are ongoing with The Hammers.

But HITC Sport has learned that up to half-a-dozen Premier League clubs have made contact about Yilmaz this month - including Tottenham, Liverpool and Stoke City.

West Ham are aware of their English rivals coming in, and are pushing hard to tie up a deal.

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