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Hull, West Ham, Sunderland in battle for Lorient's Kone

Lorient defender Lamine Kone has emerged as a transfer target for a trio of Premier League clubs.

The Mirror suggests that Hull City, West Ham United and Sunderland are all showing considerable interest in the highly-rated French centre-back.

24-year old Kone, a former France U20 international, is reported to be available for £2.2million despite only signing a new deal with Les Merlus in the summer.

Kone said that although he is contracted to Lorient, the club would consider any decent offers if they were to come through.

"I extended for three years but, if there is a good offer, Lorient will not say no," he said.

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