Argentine strike Mauro Zarate appears to have confirmed comments from West Ham owner David Sullivan’s son Jack that a permanent move to the club still has to be done.
He said: “We have not signed any deals with any players yet but in the next 7-10 days 1 or 2 players will be signed hopefully.”
That came immediately after the majority of national newspapers had reported on line late on Sunday night that it was a done deal.
And the striker himself admitted that he had spoken to former Hammers Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano declaring: ” Now we will talk (with West Ham’s owners) and maybe I will sign.”
“It’s a new chance for me. West Ham called me. They are a fierce team and now I think I want to play (there).”
Zarate scored four goals in 14 appearances during his last stint in England – a loan move to Birmingham from Qatari side Al Sadd.
Current West Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan were in charge at St Andrew’s during Zarate’s spell with Birmingham.