West Ham United keen on Eder Balanta?

Colombia's defender Eder Alvarez Balanta gestures during the anthem ceremony before a friendly football match against Jordan at Pedro Bidegain stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 6, 2014
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Colombia international Eder Balanta is reportedly a target of Premier League side West Ham United.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has reportedly made Eder Balanta one of his major summer transfer targets.

The 21-year-old, who plays for River Plate in Argentina, is a member of the Colombian squad that is competing at the World Cup in Brazil.

Allardyce has sent a scout to watch the defender in action, with a £6m bid in the offing, according to The People.

The report added that the East Londoners will face competition from a host of European clubs for Balanta's signature.

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