West Ham “Move Ahead” Of Newcastle In Race For 18-Goal Striker

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West Ham United have “moved ahead” of Newcastle United in the race to sign Charlie Austin from Queens Park Rangers this summer, according to reports.

The Brentwood Gazette claims that the Hammers are desperate to recruit the forward after losing Enner Valencia to a three-month injury layoff, with former Magpie Andy Carroll also already facing a significant portion of the season out at Upton Park.

In fact, it is suggested that Slaven Bilic is willing to offer...

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