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West Ham Join Pursuit For 19 Year Old Bundesliga Starlet With £13.2m Release Clause


West Ham have joined the battle for Stuttgart defender Ozan Kabak, according to reports in the UK.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been tracking the Turkish international but the Hammers are also believed to be keen on the 19-year-old.

Kabak is reportedly available for just £13.2m this summer due to a release clause in his contract following Stuttgart’s relegation to the German second division.

The teenager only moved from Galatasaray in January for £9.9m but made a good impression despite only making 17 appearances for the Bundesliga side.

Kabak is a ball-playing defender but he is equally adept getting stuck into tackles. He has an eye for goal too, having scored three for Stuttgart in the second half of last season.

The centre-back is not only being pursued by Premier League teams, though, with a number of German clubs also looking to snap him up for a relatively modest price.