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Hammers in striker talks?

Filed: Tuesday, 8th June 2010
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are one of two clubs rumoured to be holding talks with representatives of striker Dieumerci Mbokani.

The Congolese forward currently plies his trade in Belgium with Standard Liege, with whom he is contracted until until 2014. However the chances of Mbokani remaining with Les Rouches appear slim after it was revealed by voetbalkrant.com that his agent is in London this week to hold talks with West Ham United and Fulham over a potential move.

Liege - who underperformed massively last season, finishing just ninth in the Jupiter Pro League (the top tier in Belgian football) - are understood to be looking to sell the 24-year-old goal getter for around 12million in order to ease the club's financial worries. However that is unlikely to be within United's range, who may well seek to finalise a loan move initially.

Barely out of his teens, Mbokani arrived in Europe in 2006 when he joined Anderlecht from the Lubumbashi-based Tout Puissant Mazembe. He arrived in Belgium having scored 67 goals in 72 starts for the Congolese side, but managed only nine starts for RSC, scoring four goals (including a hat-trick against Roeselare in May 2007).

After just 12 months at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium he moved to Liege, where he has scored 34 goals in 79 appearances. Since making his international debut in 2006 Mbokani - whose forename apparently means 'thank you God' - has notched eight times for his country (in 14 appearances).

Everton are also thought to be interested in signing the striker.

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02:02AM 22nd Jun 2010
''It's the Jupiler league rather than the Jupiter league....although I doubt anyone is too concerned....''

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