West Brom join West Ham in race for Senegalese striker

West Brom have joined West Ham in the race to sign Beşiktaş striker Demba Ba according to the Times.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic knows Ba well having signed him from Chelsea while he was Beşiktaş head coach last season.

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The Senegalese international scored a career high 27 goals in all competitions under Bilic season. Ba scored 18 Süper Lig goals, hit the back of the net eight times in Europe and also scored in the Turkish Cup.

Ba was the leading scorer in all competitions but second in the Turkish Super Lig behind Bursaspor forward Fernandao (22)

The 29-year-old striker has years of Premier League experience behind him having played for Newcastle United, Chelsea and West Ham in the past.

The Premier League duo could face competition from China and the middle east as both Al Ain and Shanghai Shunhua are reported to be interested.

Recently appointed Beşiktaş manager Şenol Güneş has however, been keen to keep hold of his star striker and Ba does have two-years left on his contract.