Report: Russia captain Fyodor Smolov wants to join West Ham United from FC Krasnodar

FC Krasnodar striker and Russia captain Fyodor Smolov is reportedly interested in signing for Premier League side West Ham United.

Russia captain Fyodor Smolov has reportedly expressed an interest in signing for West Ham United.

The 27-year-old has scored 59 times in 90 games for current club FC Krasnodar and 11 times in 28 games for his nation.

Smolov scored two goals in a 3-3 friendly draw against Spain in November, which led to Spanish newspapers linking the striker to Real Madrid.

According to Sky Sports News, however, Smolov wants a move to London and West Ham are expected to make a bid for him if they sell Diafra Sakho this month.

Smolov, who speaks fluent English, is believed to be valued at around £15m.

Russia's Fedor Smolov celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Liechtenstein and Russia at the Rheintal stadium in Vaduz on September 8, 2015
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