West Ham expect to complete the signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea once his medical is completed on Friday.

A late glitch appeared to have killed the deal yesterday but the player is expected to complete his medical in Paris – where he is on compassionate leave – tomorrow before becoming the club’s most expensive player.

 He would need to be registered on Friday to be in contention to face Crystal Palace at the weekend should there be no snags on the medical although there have been suggestions that the player has a knee problem..

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has reportedly agreed personal terms with West Ham United

Attempts to sign Zouma were in doubt after negotiations with intermediaries ran into difficulties on Wednesday night, but those issues have now been resolved and a five year contract is in place.

The Mail revealed – like ClaretandHugh– earlier today – the personal terms are in the region of £125,000 a week which means the  player has taken a cut of 0ver £20k a week to make the move.

Suggestions that the player is on £85,000 are wide of the mark for had that been the case the figure falls well within the West Ham wage structure ensuring that negotiations would have been completed much earlier.

Instead beating him and his agents down to  the figure have ensured that talks have gone on for weeks before any sort of compromise was reached which have finally seen Moyes get his main man – medical permitting.