Betis ask for Monaco ace

Real Betis have been in contact with Monaco over the loan signing of striker Lacina Traore, reports Le 10 Sports.

The giant Ivory Coast international [pictured, left], who stands 6ft 8ins tall, only arrived at the French outfit over the weekend, having been signed from Anzhi Makhachkala, but it is understood he may be allowed to go on loan to Andalusians until the end of this season.

However, despite Betis being favourites to land the 23-year-old, there has also been interest expressed in him from England, with West Ham United leading a queue of several clubs monitoring his situation at the Stade Louis II.

Traore began his career with Stade d’Abidjan in his native country before moves to CFR Cluj, Kuban Krasnodar and Anzhi.

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