Report: Nikica Jelavic undergoing West Ham medical today ahead of Bilic reunion

Nikica Jelavic

Nikica Jelavic is moving closer to joining West Ham.

According to Sky Sports, West Ham United are poised to sign Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic, with the forward undergoing a medical at Upton Park.

The Hammers are in desperate need of at least one addition up front before Tuesday's transfer deadline, with manager Slaven Bilic lacking options in attack.

Injuries to Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate have left Bilic short up front, and many have expected West Ham to bring in a centre forward imminently.

Now, Sky Sports report that West Ham have agreed a fee to sign Hull City forward Nikica Jelavic, and he will undergo a medical with the club today.

Jelavic, 30, hit eight Premier League goals last season, but couldn't keep Hull in the top flight as Steve Bruce's men dropped back down to the Championship.

The former Rangers hitman now looks set for a return to the Premier League, and his move to Upton Park gives him the chance to reunite with Bilic.

Bilic worked with Jelavic during his time in charge of the Croatian national team, and regularly selected the 6ft 2in striker in his squads.

The familiarity between the pair certainly makes this an intriguing deal, and Jelavic should be able to slot straight into the side, given that he knows Bilic's methods, and has experience in the Premier League.

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