West Ham have a ‘basic agreement’ for a contract with Manuel Lanzini, the Standard reports.
The Argentine playmaker is currently on loan at the Boleyn Ground from Al-Jazira Club, and has a clause in his contract for the Hammers to sign him permanently this summer.
He has impressed in the Premier League, and heading into the final stages of the season the East London club are hoping to wrap up the permanent signing of Lanzini.
The report claims that an £8 million fee will be needed to seal the transfer, with the club and player agreeing terms on a permanent contract.
It is stated that there is a ‘basic agreement’ between West Ham and Lanzini for the transfer of his services, although talks were put on hold whilst the 23-year-old recovered from an injury.
He has endured a thigh which has kept him out of action since the beginning of January, and Slaven Bilic wanted to ensure it was not an ongoing problem, before sanctioning his permanent signing.
Lanzini looks set to formalise his contract with the Hammers in the coming weeks, and a permanent transfer should be agreed by the end of the season.
Lanzini has played 17 games this season for the Hammers, scoring five goals and registering three assists in all competitions.