West Ham’s search for a new manager looks to be coming to a close, after a turbulent week that saw a number of names mentioned.

After missing out on Paulo Fonseca, who signed a new deal with Shakhtar Donetsk, former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has stood as the front runner to take charge at the London Stadium.

The Telegraph now states that the Chilean boss has arrived in London to hold talks with the club’s hierarchy this week and an appointment is expected imminently.

Pellegrini has been keen to return to English football ever since leaving the Citizens two years ago and has already informed Chinese club Hebei China Fortune that he is leaving, with the Asian side then confirming his departure.

The report claims Pellegrini will be offered a three-year deal with the Hammers and negotiations are said to be well under way, after an initial delay last week.