Last Updated: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:44
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is said to be on the trail of Bordeaux defender Lamine Sane who is desperate for a move to England.
Sane says he hopes a move to England is not that far away as he wants to test himself against the best in the world and the Senegal international believes he will find that in the Premier League.
Everton are also thought to be near the front of the queue for a defender but it is the Hammers who are thought to be at the front of the queue for a player who is keen to make the move.
"I am a big fan of the English league, everyone knows that," Sane told Sky Sports. "It is a dream to play in England and I want to go there and test myself to the limit against the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Fernando Torres.
"I am being linked with some teams but I think there is a serious one who watched me several times this season.
"I hope they conclude a deal with Bordeaux and that I can play in England."
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