Report: Burnley and West Ham battling over Harold Moukoudi

Manager Sean Dyche of Burnley and Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad...

Burnley and West Ham United are reportedly keen on Harold Moukoudi.

A general view outside of the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

According to the Daily Mail, Burnley and West Ham United are both interested in signing Le Havre defender Harold Moukoudi this summer.

West Ham have strengthened their back line with two centre backs this summer, as Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena have arrived from Toulouse and Corinthians respectively.

Meanwhile, Burnley saw Ben Mee and James Tarkowski star last season, but Kevin Long is the only recognised centre back cover, and manager Sean Dyche appears to be looking for a new defender this summer.

Now, the Daily Mail report that both Burnley and West Ham are interested in signing Le Havre defender Harold Moukoudi this summer, with a huge £9million fee on his head.

Moukoudi, 20, has come up through the ranks with Le Havre, and has now made 40 league appearances for the club whilst also representing France at various youth levels.

General view outside the stadium before the Premier League match between Burnley and AFC Bournemouth at Turf Moor on December 10, 2016 in Burnley, England.

The 6ft 3in centre back possesses great strength and aerial ability, and is one of French football's most talented young defenders – much like West Ham new boy Diop.

However, £9million is a hefty price for a player who has never played at a higher level than France's second tier, and it remains to be seen whether Moukoudi wears claret and blue next season.

Manager Sean Dyche of Burnley and Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad...

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