West Ham and Chelsea are close to agreeing a fee for Kurt Zouma according to ExWHUemployee.

In other news…Report: West Ham could swoop for £18m centre-back before transfer window slams shut

Personal terms are still a long way off being concluded, however.

Hammers boss David Moyes is desperately trying to bolster his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

A move to sign Nikola Milenkovic failed at the final hurdle.

And then West Ham switched their attention to Zouma (Jacob Steinberg).

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Links have gone quiet over the past week. But it seems as though the Hammers are still very much after the French centre-back.

West Ham and Chelsea close to agreeing Zouma fee

That’s according to ExWHUemployee.

The Hammers insider played down suggestions that a deal to sign Zouma is imminent, however, by claiming that we are still some way off agreeing personal terms with the centre-back.

Hopefully we end up getting this one over the line before the transfer window slams shut.

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A two-time Premier League and one time Champions League winner, Zouma would bring so much winning experience to West Ham.

He is believed to be available for around £25 million (Jacob Steinberg). That would represent fantastic value for the Hammers.

The 26-year-old would strengthen David Moyes’s central defensive department considerably.

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With just eight days remaining before the transfer window clams shut, however, West Ham had better act fast.

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