Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca is set to arrive at West Ham on Monday or Tuesday claims Italian reporter Alfredo Pedulla.
Reports have been gathering pace that West Ham are set to seal a blockbuster deal to sign Scamacca from Sassuolo.
Powerful striker Scamacca has been one of West Ham’s prime targets this summer.
After a torrid week on and off the pitch for David Moyes there was some good news from Italy on Friday regarding West Ham’s move for Scamacca.
Journalist Alfredo Pedulla has been right across the Scamacca latest as West Ham renewed their efforts to sign the 6ft 5in 23-year-old this week.
A deal is reportedly close at around £35m.
And Scamacca looks set to arrive at West Ham on Monday or Tuesday according to claims from Italian reporter Pedulla.
That will presumably be to meet with Moyes, visit the facilities and London Stadium and – should all go well – have his medical.
It comes after a ‘very positive call’ between West Ham and Sassuolo as the sides thrash out a deal.
“Scamacca West Ham call very positive, closing expected by Sunday for about 42-43 million (£35-37m) including bonuses,” Pedulla said on Twitter on Friday night.
“In this way, the player would be in London for visits between Monday and Tuesday.”
West Ham’s move has been expedited in the last 24 hours and comes after Moyes issued a clear transfer ultimatum to the Hammers board this week.
It also comes after Sassuolo’s manager Alessio Dionisi declared yesterday he was tired of the Scamacca situation and transfer window distractions and wanted it concluded one way or another as soon as possible (TMW).
“Scamacca didn’t do as much in training as the others and we didn’t want to risk him,” Dionisi told Tuttomercatoweb.
“What I’d like from the transfer market is for it to close as soon as possible, so we don’t need to keep talking about it.
“If there are no further sales, then it’ll be easier to work in training, otherwise we’ll have to keep making do with what we have.
“A coach has to be a coach, then along with the directors find the right alchemy for the squad, but it’s important to respect one’s roles.”
Let’s hope nothing changes over the weekend and West Ham can get this hugely exciting deal done.