Newcastle and West Ham are in race to sign Genk striker and Tanzanian international, Mbwana Samatta.

Samatta was signed from Congolese side TP Mazembe in 2016 and currently plays for Belgian club, Genk with a release clause of about £10m.

The 26-year old scored Genk’s lone goal in 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday.

Samatta was the top scorer in Belgian league last season with 25 goals where Genk emerged as Champions.

He currently has six goals from 13 league games this season.