Report: West Ham close in on Gokhan Tore for £12m

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West Ham are reportedly closing in on Gokhan Tore.

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West Ham are reportedly closing in on the signing of Turkish international Gokhan Tore, report CNN Turkey.

The report claims Tore will sign for £12m, with an agreement in principle in place. It also says Tore will wear the number seven shirt at the Hammers next season.

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Tore once played in Chelsea's under-21 side, before leaving for Hamburg and later signing with Besiktas.

At Besiktas he played under manager Slaven Bilic, now currently in charge at West Ham.

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Tore, 24, scored five goals for Besiktas this past season, and provided six assists.

Tottenham's Andros Townsend (L) in action with Besiktas' Gokhan Tore

He would be another dangerous attacker in the Hammers squad, competing with the likes of Michail Antonio and Dimitri Payet for position.

If West Ham could wrap his signing up quickly then it will be a good early marker for this summer as they look to build on an impressive season, and he would become the club's second addition, following Havard Nordtveit's capture on a free from Borussia Moenchengladbach.

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