KouClaretandHugh has just been informed that Cheikhou Kouyaté has arrived in London and finally looks set to join the Hammers.

Indeed some  sources are claiming that the player has this morning passed a medical but we have no official confirmation of that at this stage.

Yesterday’s ‘moves’ involving talk of other clubs and fresh bids from Valencia appear to have been late Anderlecht attempts to up the Hammers fee.

But we have been told: “Things now look very positive – it all looks very bright. The player is in London.

We reported as told by our sources that Anderlecht had told the Hammers yesterday there had been fresh interest in the player with Atletico Madrid and Seville showing interest.

However, the Hammers are now believe  the original £7.5 million has sealed the deal .

At one stage on Sunday things looked grim with Irons sources telling us the deal was now only 25 per cent certain and his arrival would lie with him remaining strong .

Now it seems the defender/midfielder could be named our player quite soon.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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