Report: West Ham battling Sunderland for Martin Braithwaite, scouting planned this week

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Leicester City, Sunderland and West Ham United are reportedly keen on signing Toulouse forward Martin Braithwaite.

According to the Daily Mail, Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite is wanted by Leicester City, Sunderland and West Ham United.

All three clubs are bound to be interested in forwards this summer, as whilst Leicester and West Ham are looking to progress and establish themselves in the top six, Sunderland will need more firepower moving forward in order to take some of the pressure off Jermain Defoe.

Now, it seems that they are all keen on the same attacker, as the Daily Mail claim that all three clubs want Toulouse ace Martin Braithwaite, and will scout him during Denmark's friendly with Scotland at Hampden Park on Tuesday night.

Braithwaite, 24, joined Toulouse from Esbjerg back in 2013, hitting 14 goals in 72 games for the French side before the start of this season, and he has now scored ten goals in 31 games this season too.

A pacey forward who can play out wide or through the middle, Braithwaite is allegedly available for just £4m this summer, prompting interest from a host of Premier League clubs.

With scouts ready to watch him take on Scotland, Braithwaite will be looking to add to his tally of just one goal in 13 caps for Denmark, who aren't preparing for Euro 2016 having been beaten by Scandinavian rivals in the play-offs.

That could work to the benefit of English clubs, as Braithwaite won't be on show on the biggest stage this summer, though the battle between three clubs could drive the price up, with Toulouse no doubt hoping for something of a bidding war.

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