Report: West Ham lead race for Yannick Bolasie, Spurs request information on deal

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be keen on Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie.

Crystal Palace's Yannick BolasieCrystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

According to The Mirror, Crystal Palace are willing to cash in on winger Yannick Bolasie having signed Andros Townsend from Newcastle - and a host of Premier League clubs are keen.

Bolasie, 27, had turned out for Hillingdon Borough, Maltese side Floriana, Plymouth Argyle, Rushden and Diamonds, Barnet and Bristol City before becoming a star with Palace.

The DR Congo international, who was born in France, has earned a reputation as one of the most devastating attacking players in the Premier League, as his combination of power and pace out wide has given many full backs nightmares.

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie in action with Reading's Jake Cooper

Bolasie has hit nine goals and nine assists for Palace in the last two Premier League seasons, but his future has been brought into some question after the Eagles snapped up another winger in Andros Townsend.

The Mirror now report that, after landing Townsend, Palace are willing to sell Bolasie this summer - and five Premier League clubs are in the race for his signature.

It's claimed that Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham have all requested that they be kept informed on a possible deal for Bolasie, but it's West Ham who lead the race for his signature.

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during a press conference

The report adds that, if Palace are to sell Bolasie, it will take a bid of more than £20m, but West Ham are particularly keen as the player is looking to stay in London having settled there during his time with the Eagles.

Everton may well need a winger after Kevin Mirallas had an up-and-down campaign and Steven Pienaar was released, and Bolasie would fit the bill for Ronald Koeman's side. The £20m-plus asking price may not be an issue thanks to Farhad Moshiri's investment, but tempting him to move north could be an issue - and Liverpool and Manchester United would face the same problem.

Manchester United's Michael Carrick and Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Tottenham should be in the market for another winger this summer, and Bolasie would bring an injection of pace, athleticism and drive to Mauricio Pochettino's side - attributes they were often lacking out wide last season.

It remains to be seen whether any of the interested clubs will make a concrete bid for Bolasie, but it appears that a real race could be on for his signature.

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