Premier League sides Bournemouth and West Ham United are interested in signing Reading winger Paolo Hurtado this summer, according to The Sun.

Hurtado, 26, is currently on loan at Portuguese Primeira Liga side Vitoria de Guimaraes and looks set to leave Reading permanently this summer.  He could be in line for a move up a division to the Premier League, with Bournemouth and West Ham reportedly keen on the winger.

Hurtado began his career in his native Peru before moving to Portugal in 2012 with Pacos Ferreira.  After three years with the club, he signed for Reading in August 2015.

However, he failed to settle at the club and made only six first-team appearances before being loaned back to Portugal with Vitoria de Guimaraes in January 2016.  The winger returned to the Portuguese side on loan once again for this season.

Hurtado has been in good form this season, scoring nine goals in 34 appearances in all competitions.  This has included three goals in his last three games, with Vitoria de Guimaraes looking set to get a Europa League place.

It is understood that any deal will be for around the £2 million mark, with Hurtado’s Reading contract expiring at the end of next season.  However, the winger may decide that he can’t settle in England, not just Reading, and return to Portugal once again.


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