And that means – should he sign a three year deal – the Irons will be paying a minimum of £7.2 million plus any signing on fees.
However, the deal is likely to cost closer to £10 million if he get closer to the £60k a week which ClaretandHugh understand he is earning currently.
We have also received unconfirmed reports the Hammers are trying to set up a six month deal initially that would allow them to make an assessment of the player’s fitness.
Fletcher though is believed to want a straightforward two year deal with a year’s option or a three year contract.
The Hammers are ready to offer Fletcher a medical ahead of personal negotiations but as yet he still hasn’t responded to the club’s offers and Sam Allardyce has been quoted as saying that he doesn’t know one way or the other which way the deal will ultimately bounce.
A source told ClaretandHugh exclusively: ” I understand it the personal terms are in advance of £50k a week and probably closer to £60k.
At the moment the player is hesitant about what the club may be ready to do ahead of course of any medical…and it would be a big one.”