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West Ham and Bournemouth battle to sign Reading outcast

West Ham and Bournemouth are set to compete for Reading winger Paolo Hurtado. After not being able to secure first team football for the Royals, the 26-year-old is currently on loan with Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes for a second successive season.

The Peru international has bagged six goals and provided three assists from 28 matches for his side, who lie in fourth position on the Portuguese Primeira Liga standings.

He has one year left on his current deal and will likely be keen to join either Bournemouth or West Ham as they will offer him the prospect of Premier League football.

As Hurtado has just a year remaining on his current contract, it is likely that he will be sold for a modest sum of around £2 million. He will have to also decide on whether he wants to play in the Premier League or remain in Portugal where he has settled well.