West Ham fans react on Twitter to Crystal Palace's Batshuayi bid being accepted

Olympique Marseille's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring against Lorient

West Ham fans are hopeful they will still beat Crystal Palace to Michy Batshuayi.

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The saga over Michy Batshuayi's future took a twist last night as L’Equipe reported Crystal Palace have had a bid accepted for the Belgian attacker.

Palace's big move gives them an early edge over rivals Premier League sides in the pursuit for his signature, with West Ham and Tottenham prominently linked, along with Arsenal and Chelsea.

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Batshuayi was prolific for Marseille last season and is a former teammate of Hammers star Dimitri Payet, and Crystal Palace's bid is likely to encourage West Ham making a move of their own.

West Ham are keen to add a top quality striker, and Batshuayi made his suitors sit up and take notice when he scored with his first touch for Belgium in their Euro 2016 win over Hungary at the weekend.

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Palace's bid shows their ambition and the considerable money they have to spend, but there is a good chance that their first move is simply the first of a bidding war.

West Ham supporters are expecting their club's owners to respond to Palace's opening salvo for Batshuayi and make a credible pitch of their own,.

Here is a look at how they reacted on Twitter to Palace's bid being reported...

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