According to football journalist Sam Inkersole, West Ham United have made huge strides in their pursuit of Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

Kelechi Iheanacho is thought to be available for transfer this summer after falling behind Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order at Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola is ready to sell Kelechi Iheanacho but wants to put a buy-back clause in his contract.

This would allow the Citizens to buy him back if they meet a pre-agreed price within a certain time frame.

Initially put off by this request, West Ham have stalled on the deal.

But Sam Inkersole now believes that the Hammers have compromised on this and will allow a buy-back clause in the Nigerian international’s contract.

The 20-year-old has a decent track record in front of goal despite not playing much football.

With twelve Premier League goals under his belt already, Kelechi Iheanacho will be keen to add to that if he moves to West Ham.

Sam Inkersole is reporting that a club record bid will soon be submitted by West Ham as they look to strengthen up front.

Current options Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho are injury-prone, Enner Valencia is transfer listed and Ashley Fletcher is inexperienced.