West Ham are close to securing one of the most expensive loan deals ever, according to ZapSportz.com.
The Hammers in the market for last minute additions to the squad after losing a number of attacking players to injury since the beginning of the new campaign.
And with less than 48 hours remaining before the summer transfer window closes, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is ’80 per cent’ sure of being able to secure a ten-month loan deal for Chelsea winger Victor Moses.
The deal is believed to be worth a fee in the region of £5.5million, including wages, which would go down as one of the most expensive loan deals on record.
ZapSportz.com’s source at West Ham emailed them this morning, saying: “Chelsea are asking for a very big fee, they [Chelsea] are getting very savvy over loan deals.”
Moses scored four goals in 23 appearances while on loan at Stoke City last season and while he was hoping to force his way in to Jose Mourinho’s plans this term, the arrival of Pedro from Barcelona appears to have pushed him further down the Stamford Bridge pecking order.
The move makes sense for the Hammers, who have lacked width since they sold Stewart Downing to Middlesbrough earlier in the summer.
Meanwhile, it is believed West Ham are also on the verge of completing a £3million deal for Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic.