Portsmouth and Peterborough eyeing Oliver Hawkins

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HITC Sport understands Portsmouth and Peterborough are interested in the Dagenham and Redbridge star.

Wolves manager Kenny JackettPortsmouth manager Kenny Jackett

Portsmouth and Peterborough United are chasing Dagenham and Redbridge striker Oliver Hawkins, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Hawkins impressed for Dagenham in the National League scoring 19 goals as the Daggers finished fourth in the table.

The 25-year-old's goalscoring exploits have not gone unnoticed among clubs higher up the football pyramid with several Football League clubs keeping tabs on his situation.

Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion considered a move for Hawkins in the January transfer window, but Dagenham managed to keep hold of the powerful forward.

However, Dagenham are bracing themselves for further interest in Hawkins this summer and they know they face a battle to keep hold of their prize asset.

Peterborough United manager Grant McCannPeterborough United manager Grant McCann

League One new boys Portsmouth and Peterborough are both understood to have made enquiries for Hawkins as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of the new season.

Peterborough and Portsmouth both have a track record of bringing in non-league talents and giving them a chance in the Football League and Hawkins could be the next player to follow that path.

Hawkins joined Dagenham in January 2016 after working his way up the ranks in non-league football, but it seems he could be on the move to the Football League this summer.

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