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West Ham United look set to offload Cheikhou Kouyate, with Claret and Hugh revealing that Crystal Palace have made an £11 million offer for the Senegal international.

The enforcer has been a mainstay in the Hammers side but the arrival of Jack Wilshere in the summer has added another option in the heart of the team.

West Ham have also appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager and the veteran Chilean trainer has been busy sculpting the playing squad in recent months.

Kouyate has been a tireless worker for the Hammers since joining from Anderlecht and has offered the London club versatility as he can play in midfield or at centre-half if needed.

However, the latest report suggests that West Ham are keen to recoup some of the £80 million they have spent this summer and are willing to let the African leave the club.

Kouyate was at the World Cup with Senegal and as such returned to first-team training late, but it appears that his time with the Hammers could well be coming to an end – with a move across London looking increasingly likely.

There remains to be speculation over Pedro Obiang’s future at West Ham also, with Pellegrini’s options in the centre of midfield being shuffled ahead of the new Premier League season.

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