Report: West Ham and Leicester City battle for £2.5m Ahmed Hegazi

Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on...

West Ham and Leicester City are both reportedly keen on West Bromwich Albion ace.

Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on...

West Ham and Leicester City are both reportedly keen on signing West Bromwich Albion's Ahmed Hegazi, according to a report.

The Sun's Goals pullout (page 7 Saturday May 19) reports both West Ham and Leicester are both keen on the Egyptian defender.

Hegazi is available for just £2.5 million due to a relegation release clause in his contract.

Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Roberto Firmino of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on...

This makes it very difficult for West Brom to hang onto the defender, who they signed just last summer.

Hegazi is in Egypt's squad for the World Cup and has a chance to bolster his reputation.

This also makes it smart for either West Ham or Leicester to try and get a deal done now, before more clubs enter the fray.

Hegazi is certainly worth a gamble for either West Ham or Leicester, who are both looking to replace centre-backs.

West Ham have let veteran James Collins go while Leicester are set to part ways with Robert Huth.

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