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West Ham Boss Sam Allardyce Eyes Southend United Defender Bilel Mohsni

Hammers trial Tunisian.

West Ham have handed a trial to Southend defender Bilel Mohsni, reports Sky Sports.

Versatile Mohsni has been with the League Two outfit since 2010 since signing from French minnows Sainte-Genevieve Sports.

The 6’3″ centre-half has impressed in England’s fourth tier and can also play as striker or winger. Mohsni’s ariel presence and physicality would suit Sam Allardyce’s long-ball tactics and he has amassed an impressive 18 league goals in two years for the Seasiders.

Southend are resigned to losing Mohsni, who has been linked with a host of clubs during the past 12 months.

In January, the Shrimpers rejected a £250,000 bid from Blackpool for Mohsni, while Stoke City have also seen an offer turned down.

Mohsni, who is of Tuninisian origin but was born in Paris, has refused to sign a new contract at Roots Hall and has just one year remaining on his current deal.

Southend have reluctantly allowed him to train with West Ham and he should complete a dream move to the Premier League giants if he impresses during pre-season.


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