Report: Premier League rivals place £13m bid for Liverpool and West Ham target
By Harvey Byrne
Bournemouth have lodged a £13million bid for for Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, according to a report.
French radio station RMC Sport claim that the Cherries have put in a firm offer for the 21-year-old winger.
As reported on Football Insider West Ham were readying a £10million bid while facing competition from Liverpool, but there’s now more competition for the youngster’s signature.
The Reds have reportedly scouted the 21-year-old several times during the season, but are yet to firm up their interest in the player.
N’Koudou has been in fine form for his club with five goals and three assists in his debut season in Ligue 1.
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The France Under-21 international has also reportedly been attracting attention from Manchester United, who could be tempted to try their hand with another promising young Frenchman after they forked out £36million on Anthony Martial last summer.
All three clubs sent scouts to perform one final check on N’Koudou in Marseille’s French Cup final defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in May.
N’Koudou joined Marseille from Nantes in a £1million deal last summer and is tied down to the Ligue 1 club until 2020.
Bournemouth are looking to add more wing options to their side this summer and on Thursday they had a £15million offer accepted for Liverpool’s Jordan Ibe.
In other Liverpool news, Fenerbahce have confirmed they are in talks to sign Martin Skrtel.