In demand Leeds star talks up Hammers interest

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The future of Leeds winger Max Gradel - a target for both West Ham and Fulham - remains uncertain as the transfer deadline edges ever closer.

Gradel, 23, has reportedly attracted plenty of interest in the summer months from clubs in the Barclays Premier League and Npower Championship, as well as Ligue 1.

West Ham have seen themselves consistently linked with the Ivorian during the transfer window, and were alleged to have an offer for his services rebuffed by Leeds.

Gradel certainly showed the Hammers what they were missing last Sunday as he ran Sam Allardyce's side ragged for the majority of the entertaining encounter at Upton Park.


Gradel also missed a penalty in front of the Bobby Moore Stand as Leeds twice fought from a goal down to leave east London with a deserved point.

The Hammers saw an early strike from Carlton Cole cancelled out by Ross McCormack, before Adam Clayton made amends for Patrick Kisnorbo's own goal in the closing minutes.

And Gradel, meanwhile, knows Allardyce and his scouts have been watching him closely.

According to the Daily Mail, he said: "Are Fulham interested in buying me? Yes. I know West Ham are interested in buying me, too."

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