West Ham United to rival Leicester City for Manchester City's Patrick Roberts?

West Ham to rival Leicester for Roberts?
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West Ham United and Leicester City will reportedly do battle for Manchester City midfielder Patrick Roberts during the summer transfer window.

Manchester City midfielder Patrick Roberts has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for West Ham United.

Roberts is currently on loan at Celtic, but the young Englishman attracted interest from Leicester City in January when Man City were keen to sign Riyad Mahrez.

According to The Sun, West Ham have identified Roberts as a potential signing ahead of next season, providing that the club remain in the Premier League.

Roberts has made just one substitute appearance in England's top flight, but 18 goals in 72 appearances for Celtic has led to clubs placing the playmaker on their shortlist.

Pep Guardiola has previously indicated that he would like to include more English talent in his first-team squad, and Roberts still has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract at the Etihad Stadium.

City are likely to value Roberts in excess of £15m.

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Patrick Roberts celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Celtic on December 6, 2016
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