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West Ham watching Brentford striker Ollie Watkins

West Ham are eyeing move for Brentford striker Ollie Watkins.

The Sun says the Hammers are watching Watkins with the view to making a summer bid to bring the striker to the London Stadium.

Watkins has been one of the driving forces of Brentford's challenge for promotion from the Championship this season hitting 22 goals in 37 appearances.

The Hammers had considered trying to sign the 24-year-old former Exeter star last month but found the Bees unwilling to do business as they chase a place in the Premier League.

But West Ham are preparing to go back with a firm attempt to capture his signature over the close season should Brentford's promotion challenge fall short.

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