Report: West Ham want Martin Braithwaite as Zlatan alternative, Crystal Palace keen

Crystal Palace, Hull City, Sunderland and West Ham are reportedly keen on Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite.

According to the Daily Mail, a host of English clubs are targeting Toulouse star Martin Braithwaite, with West Ham keen if they are priced out of a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Forward Braithwaite, 24, joined Toulouse from Esbjerg back in 2013, having hit 19 goals in 97 games during his time in his native Denmark.

Now with 24 goals in 102 games for Toulouse - including ten this season - Braithwaite has impressed in France, and has now caught the eye of top English clubs.

The Daily Mail report that Crystal Palace, Hull City and Sunderland are all keen to land Braithwaite this summer, but West Ham may be the favourites for his signature as they pursue new attacking reinforcements.

It's stated that West Ham are hoping to land Paris Saint-Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but know that they may be priced out of a move for the world-class Swedish hitman - leading them to view Braithwaite as a potential alternative target.

The report claims that Toulouse may sell Braithwaite - who has one goal in 11 caps for Denmark - for just £4m this summer, and English clubs appear keen to snap up a potential bargain.

A pacey striker who can also play out wide, Braithwaite could be a versatile attacking option for a Premier League team, as he looks to build on his career away from Ligue 1.

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