West Ham have reportedly joined Newcastle United and Wolves in the race to sign Baggies striker Salomon Rondon this summer, according to the Northern Echo, cited by HITC

The 29-year-old has spent the season on loan with Newcastle, and will reportedly consider a permanent move to St James’ Park if Rafael Benitez remains in charge. 

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Wolves have also emerged as possible candidates to sign the Venezuelan, with Rondon’s release clause recently dropping to £16.5m as a result of the Baggies’ failure to secure promotion back to the Premier League. 

And now according to the report, West Ham are willing to meet Rondon’s release clause this summer.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini looks keen on adding to his attacking options this summer, with Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez all linked with moves away from the London Stadium. 

Rondon’s West Brom future remains unclear and the Baggies may try and explore the chances of bringing back Dwight Gayle to the Hawthorns in a possible summer swap deal with Newcastle. 

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