West Ham appear to be on a position where they have to sign Alphonse Areola or risk not signing a new goalkeeper after Nick Pope edged closer to a move to Newcastle.
The England goalkeeper was undoubtedly a back-up target for the Irons if they could not reach an agreement to sign Areola permanently from PSG; the Irons have the option to buy him outright.
Pope is said to be nearing a move to Newcastle after the Magpies agreed a fee with Burnley to sign him; the Daily Telegraph reports the price is between £8m and £10m.
However, as we have reported, the option to buy Areola permanently expires at the end of the month so the Hammers really need to get a move on.
Boss David Moyes wants to sign a new goalkeeper with Lukasz Fabianski having signed for just a year and Darren Randolph and David Martin iet to leave.