Although the terms of a deal still haven’t been finally thrashed out, ClaretandHugh has been told an agreement is close.
The French club are understood to only be ready to pay around 20 per cent of the striker’s wages and the Hammers are still pushing for a higher’subsidy.’
Maiga is keen to kick start his career in the meantime and it’s likely that a deal will be put together.
A Hammers source told us: “There’s still a little way to go and there’s always a chance of late hitches but things are looking relatively positive.
“As things stand at this moment Maiga is on his way to the French club for a medical.
“We will be paying the majority of his wages if it goes through but it gives him a chance to re-start his carer and for our purposes puts him in the shop window.”