Report: West Ham enter race to sign two alleged Spurs targets after scouting trip

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Christian Eriksen
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West Ham have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Christian Eriksen and Joakim Maehle after sending scouts to watch the pair in action for Denmark this week, according to the Daily Star. 

Denmark travelled to face Austria in the second match of their UEFA Nations League campaign looking to follow up their opening win against France. 

The Danes added a 2-1 victory in Vienna courtesy of goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and a late strike by Jens Styger Larsen.

But Monday’s match came under the microscope as there were a host of scouts from a number of clubs around Europe watching proceedings. 

The Daily Mail reported the likes of Spurs, West Ham and Manchester United were in attendance for the clash and had eyes on Denmark captain Eriksen and Austria midfielder Konrad Laimer. 

And the Daily Star now backs up West Ham’s interest in Eriksen, while adding the Hammers were also looking at his teammate Maehle. 

Eriksen’s future is up in the air this summer after producing an excellent campaign in the second half of last season with Brentford, who he signed with for six months. 

Spurs have been linked with re-signing the 30-year-old (90min) although the Mirror notes United have now emerged as the latest side keen on a free transfer after being advised on a deal by Erik ten Hag. 

Meanwhile, the report adds West Ham reignited their interest in Maehle having also tracked the Atalanta man during his time at Belgian side Genk. 

The versatile winger, who can play on either flank and in a more defensive role, was also being watched by Tottenham against Austria (Ekstra Bladet) and could be signed by Antonio Conte to play as a right wing-back (Daily Mail). 

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There were plenty of good players on show during Austria’s clash against Denmark and that is evident by the number of scouts that were in attendance. 

Eriksen will have been the main name these clubs were looking at given he could be available as a free agent, but Maehle is interesting too as he is another decent option. 

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