Odds update: West Ham 4/1, Everton 6/1 to sign Bas Dost

Sporting CP forward Bas Dost from Holland during the Five Violins Trophy match between Sporting CP and AC Fiorentina at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 29, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.

West Ham United and Everton trail Newcastle United in the race to sign the Sporting ace, according to the bookies.

Popular bookmakers SkyBET have released odds on where they believe Sporting Lisbon hitman Bas Dost will end up this summer, listing the Hammers and the Toffees as second and third favourites respectively to obtain his signature.

The Dutchman was in sensational form for his club last term, scoring an incredible 34 goals in 31 league outings.

Sporting CP forward Bas Dost from Holland celebrates scoring Sporting goal during the Five Violins Trophy match between Sporting CP and AC Fiorentina at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 29,...Sporting CP forward Bas Dost

The giant 6ft 5 in striker has already attracted interest from Newcastle United this summer, according to A Bola, with the Tyneside outfit reportedly making a £35 million offer for the 28-year-old.

And SkyBET still make the Magpies 11/4 favourites to sign Dost, although they have cut West Ham into 4/1 and Everton into 6/1 to win the race for the Sporting star's signature.

The Netherlands international will not come cheap though, with A Bola claiming that any club who wants to sign him will have to meet his release clause, which currently stands at a staggering £53 million.

And whilst it could be argued that all three clubs mentioned are in need of another striker, for that kind of money, they would surely be better off looking for a cheaper alternative.

Fiorentina defender Vitor Hugo from Brazil (L) tries to stop Sporting CP forward Bas Dost from Holland (R) during the Five Violins Trophy match between Sporting CP and AC Fiorentina at...Sporting CP forward Bas Dost 

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