West Ham are tonight edging towards a deal which will see highly rated Sam Byram join the club….but it’s still not done.
ClaretandHugh has learned over the last few minutes as a solid fact that the club’s negotiators have spent the last three days talking to the Leeds defender’s advisers and are HOPEFUL they can make it happen.
The player has held talks with Everton but has now switched his attention to the Irons as David Sullivan and Karren Brady attempt to steal him from under the noses of Roberto Martinez.
Should the club complete the deal it will mean that the two Davids will have dug into their own pockets to make it happen as their is no money available via the club at the moment.
We were told: “There was a danger we would lose out on a very good player if we don’t do it now. Our hand was forced and we are hopeful we can put a deal together over the next few days. Byram is the target.”
The Hammers board have moved quickly over the last few days and it is believed that Slaven Bilic has driven the deal explaining that the club can’t move forward as quckly as he would like until our problem position is filled.”
As the news was being revealed to ClaretandHugh, Jack Sullivan, David’s youngest son tweeted that there could be a surprise signing in the next couple of days.