West Ham are now committed to bringing Craig Dawson onto the Hammers payroll permanently.
The club decided some time back that whether or not he played the number of games required he would be signed such was his impressive form.
We believe he was due to play 14 games before the commitment to buy kicked in but David Moyes had already made up his mind regardless of the clause and he will join at around £3 million.
He will become the first signing of the summer but it’s unlikely another central defender will be bought despite Fabian Balbuena being expected to leave.
Moysie is looking to his academy central defenders to provide the back up he requires to Daws, Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop.
Both Jamal Baptise and Ajibola Alese are liked by the boss with other positions being looked at closely in terms of the summer window.
Meanwhile, Arthur Masuaku and Andriy Yarmolenko are fully expected to return to full training with the first team squad from tomorrow ahead of the next match at Molineux.