West Ham United striker Ashley Fletcher is set for talks with Middlesbrough after the two clubs agreed a fee for the striker.

Middlesbrough announced on the club’s official website that a “deal in principle” had been struck between Boro and West Ham for Ashley Fletcher.

The 21-year-old has now left West Ham’s pre-season training camp in Germany to fly over for talks with Middlesbrough as he edges closer to his move.

Fletcher only joined the Hammers from Manchester United last summer but he struggled to establish himself as a regular starter.

The former England under-20 international played a total of 20 games for West Ham in all competitions last season, scoring once.

However, only three of those games were starts.

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that the deal was too good for West Ham to refuse, reports The London Evening Standard.

It appeared that the West Ham boss was not looking to sell the young striker but could not stand in his path.

Bilic said:

“He got a fantastic offer last night.

“Ideally I wanted to have a different scenario but the offer was so good and I told him to be proud.”

Ashley Fletcher looks likely to drop down to the Championship and join Garry Monk at Middlesbrough.

He will compete with Britt Assombalonga, Rudy Gestede, Patrick Bamford and Martin Braithwaite for the forward spots.

The Standard believes that West Ham will receive a £7m transfer fee for Ashley Fletcher.