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West Ham plan bumper offer for River Plate defender Balanta

West Ham United are pondering a bid for River Plate defender Eder Balanta.

The People says West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is chasing Colombian World Cup star Balanta.

Hammers have sent top spies to Brazil to check out the 21-year-old defender ahead of a possible £6million bid.

Balanta, who plays in Argentina for River Plate, is tipped to make a move to Europe after the tournament.

West Ham have been on his trail for some time and will try to do a deal once the South Americans are out of the World Cup.

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