Late fears that Nayef Aguerd’s move to West Ham has been hijacked by Newcastle appear to have been allayed.
The Irons have tabled a bid for the Rennes defender in the region of £25m but last night CandH learned that there was interest from Newcastle which could have led to the deal being hijacked.
It has since emerged that Newcastle had missed out on two central defenders and had turned to Aguerd as their third choice.
Meahweile this afternoon there was confusion, with the media grapevine buzzing, that the central defender had not arrived at Rush Green as expected.
The belief was that he no-showed an appointment with the club’s media team today but the Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg has since reported that he is in London and is set to undergo his medical ahead of completing the move.
West Ham have been chasing a deal for Aguerd for over a month and have long been confident of beating the likes of Sevilla to his signature.
It now appears that he will be completing the move to the Irons, barring another late twist.