Date: 27th August 2015 at 7:56am
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West Ham United’s top target Alex Song is reportedly also being eyed by Juventus.

The Hammers were confident of completing a deal to sign the Barcelona midfielder before the close of the transfer window on Tuesday, but now they face competition from the Serie A champions.

14th February 2015 - FA Cup 5th Round - West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United - Alexandre Song of West Ham United - Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Slaven Bilic is desperate to strengthen his midfield after his side were beaten at home in their opening two Premier League fixtures, but the Cameroon international may opt for Champions League football with the Old Lady.

The East London outfit, for whom Song made 31 appearances during a loan spell last term, may turn their attentions to free agent Joey Barton instead.

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