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Dost eager for move to England or Italy

Heerenveen striker Bas Dost has confessed he wants to play in either England or Italy next season with several Premier League clubs thought to be interested Sky Sports understand.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a prolific campaign topping the Eredivisie scoring charts with 32 goals in 34 games and his exploits haven’t gone unnoticed around Europe.

Dost is reportedly being tracked by Everton and West Ham United with Hammers boss Sam Allardyce said to have had a £7 million bid turned down by the Dutch club as he prepares for life back in the top-flight.

There were also rumours that he snubbed an approach from Aston Villa last month which former manager Alex McLeish swiftly denied.

Newcastle United are also said to be monitoring his situation at the Abe Lenstra Stadion as they sweat over the future of top scorer Demba Ba who’s much publicised release has seen him linked with a move elsewhere this summer.

But reports have suggested that the Netherlands under-21 international is bound for the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg the frontrunners to land his much coveted signature.

However agent Carmine Coviello dismissed the notion that his client could end up moving to Germany insisting that England or Italy will be his next destination provided they meet the asking price.

He told tuttomercatoweb.com: “Many clubs like Dost. There is a lot of appreciation for the boy but it is too early to mention names.

“Heerenveen are asking for €10-12million for him. His price has increased after a sensation season in the Eredivisie.

“He is wanted in the English market, having recently said no to Aston Villa.

“There are also requests in Germany, but Dost is waiting for an important offer from Italy or England.”

Genoa, Fiorentina and Bologna are the Serie A sides on Dost’s tail as he prepares to leave Heerenveen just two-years after arriving from Heracles Almelo.

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