Last Updated: Mon, 19 May 2014 09:03
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce faces a battle to land Nice's young left-back Timothee Kolodziejczak because Southampton want him.
Rated at around the £8million mark, the France Under-21 star is wanted by the Saints who are expected to need a replacement for Luke Shaw this summer if Manchester United make a mega bid for him.
Marseille and Lyon are also interested in the player, nicknamed 'Kolo', but the lack of clarity at the top at West Ham may cloud the situation. Boss Sam Allardyce appears far from secure in his position as manager and West Ham are set to announce a decision on his future at some point this week, so it is unlikely the Hammers will be able to move until that situation is sorted out.
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