West Ham launch £33m transfer bid for Saint-Etienne defender Wesley Fofana to put Leicester off move

WEST HAM have bid £33million bid for Leicester target Wesley Fofana – after the Saint-Etienne defender revealed his Premier League dream.

Hammers, boss David Moyes is also reportedly battling his old club Manchester United for Swansea's Joe Rodon as he prioritises a new centre-back.

And after failing with three offers for Burnley star James Tarkowski, West Ham have taken a huge leap forward in the race for Fofana.

Sky Sports say the Hammers have launched a bid of £23m for the 19-year-old, plus up to £10m add-ons.

Leicester too are thought to have been in talks over recruiting the Frenchman, who only signed a new St-Etienne deal as recently as April.

But the Foxes are said to have baulked at the Ligue 1 club's  £23m valuation.

Fofana has freely admitted on social media he fancies a move away from the French top flight.

And it has been claimed he told boss Claude Puel he is particularly keen on switching to the Prem.

Former Southampton and Leicester boss Puel left Fofana out of his squad to play Nantes on Sunday night.

The Marseille-born prospect played 24 games for St Etienne last season as they qualified for the Europa League and lost 1-0 to PSG in the French Cup final.

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