Report: West Ham, Leicester and Watford want to sign Pape Gueye

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Southampton FC at London Stadium on May 04, 2019 in...

Le Havre starlet Pape Gueye is reportedly a target for Premier League trio West Ham United, Leicester City and Watford.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold speaks with Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United prior to the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur...

Premier League trio West Ham United, Leicester City and Watford are all keen to sign Le Havre starlet Pape Gueye this summer, according to L’Equipe.

The France U19 international has established himself as one of the country’s most exciting young talents this season alongside compatriot Harold Moukoudi at Le Havre.

The defensive midfielder has been hugely impressive for a team who are still hoping to earn promotion from the French second tier.

 

But, according to L’Equipe, the Sky and Navy are facing a tough challenge attempting to convince Gueye to extend a contract that is currently due to expire in the summer of 2020.

Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers during the Leicester City press conference at King Power Stadium on March 01, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Because West Ham, Leicester and Watford are all forming a queue to bring the 20-year-old to English football over the next few weeks.

Interestingly, Gueye is not the first Le Havre starlet who has been linked with a move to West Ham recently. The Mail reported in August last year that centre-back Moukoudi (below) was in talks over a £10 million move to the London Stadium, though he is now expected to join Ligue 1 outfit St Etienne.

Le Havre's French defender Harold Moukoudi passes the ball during the French League Cup football match between Le Havre (HAC) and Nimes (NO) on December 18, 2018 at the Oceane stadium in...

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