Themba Zwane of South Africa challenged by Cheikhou Kouyate of Senegal during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers football match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 10 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Sunday Nov 19, 2017. 10:00
Senegalese international Cheikhou Kouyate is a wanted man in England and Italy.
This is according to West Ham United midfielder's agent Saffet Balkan, who was speaking to Turkish Football.
The 27-year-old recently helped Senegal qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
“Interest spiked after Senegal qualified for the World Cup [last week]. Several clubs and agents want to hold talks," Balkan said.
The Senegal captain has established himself as one of West Ham's key players since joining the English club from Belgian side Anderlecht in 2014.
“The Italian and Premier League scouts have been very impressed. Kouyate is very happy in England, he’s settled into life,” he added.
“There are no offers on the table at this stage, we will hold talks and consider our options.”
Kouyate and his West Ham team-mates will face Watford in an English Premier League game on Sunday.