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Report: Arsenal and West Ham have now asked about £30m striker
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Report: Arsenal and West Ham have now asked about £30m striker

Arsenal and West Ham have asked for information on Noah Okafor, with Tuttomercatoweb reporting that Red Bull Salzburg want £30.6 million for the striker in January.

Okafor is one of the latest players in the Red Bull system to attract serious interest. The Switzerland international has enjoyed a superb start to the campaign, scoring 10 goals in all competitions.

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One of those was a ‘wonderful‘ strike in the Champions League draw with AC Milan. He also found the back of the net against Chelsea.

Arsenal and West Ham ask about Okafor

The Blues are now one of the Premier League sides interested in the 22-year-old, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

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Meanwhile, Arsenal and West Ham are also keen on the forward and have asked for information about the goalscorer. However, they will have to pay a hefty sum to land him.

Salzburg striker in superb form this season

Okafor has actually managed to outshine teammate Benjamin Sesko so far this season. And that is quite something given the potential Sesko appears to have.

Okafor has been included in Switzerland’s squad for the World Cup. So it will be interesting to see how his time in Qatar impacts his asking price ahead of the January transfer window.

Certainly, he has the potential to be one of the surprises of the tournament. The Swiss definitely have a good opportunity to get out a group which also includes Brazil, Serbia and Cameroon.

Okafor is such a hard-working striker. He also has the pace and the eye for goal that suggests that he has a very bright future ahead.

For a club such as Arsenal, a deal may make a lot of sense in January.

Eddie Nkeitah has stepped up this year. However, there are bound to still be concerns about how they will fare should they lose Gabriel Jesus for any sustained period of time.

West Ham meanwhile, must feel that January could be crucial. It has been a tough start to the campaign for David Moyes’s men. And the window could be what they need – if they are prepared to spend in the winter.

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