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Meanwhile, discussions are also ongoing with free agent Bernard while West Ham have also asked about Arsenal striker Lucas Perez who had been talking to Sporting Lisbon.
West Ham and Liverpool will face each other next Sunday, and both already top the table for money spent this summer. Liverpool have forked out £157.9m, while West Ham lag behind on £90.6m.
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The 25-year-old left Shakhtar Dontesk at the end of the season and the London Stadium club believe they can bring him in before the summer transfer window slams shut.
West Ham continued their preparations for the new campaign with a 1-0 victory over Angers in Austria on Friday, with Javier Hernandez on the scoresheet.
West Ham ideally need to sell first and remain in talks over the possible sale of Pedro Obiang, who has told the club he wishes to leave and return to Sampdoria, before they move for Moukoudi.
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