Report suggests West Ham's £34m Moussa Marega deal has been agreed

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United celebrates after his side score their third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham FC at the London Stadium...

West Ham United look set to finally bring Porto striker Moussa Marega to the Premier League this summer.

Portos Malian forward Moussa Marega (L) vies with Virgil Van Dijk defender of Liverpool (R) during the UEFA Champions League, match between FC Porto and Liverpool, at Dragao Stadium in...

Moussa Marega appears to be closer than ever to joining West Ham United with Porto’s president finalising the details of his big money switch to the London Stadium, according to A Bola.

The Malian international has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham for over a year now with L’Equipe stating in the summer of 2018 that the Premier League outfit had seen a £26 million bid rejected.

 

But Manuel Pellegrini’s side are reported to have stepped up their interest 12 months on. A Bola claims that Porto are wiling to sell their 21-goal top scorer with West Ham his most likely destination.

And, just 24 hours later, the same publication has provided a rather intriguing update.

Porto's Malian forward Moussa Marega (R) celebrates with Porto's head coach Sergio Conceicao (L) after scoring a penalty kick during the UEFA Champions League group D football match...

They say that Porto president Pinto da Costa has already finalised the details of Marega’s move to West Ham. A Bola adds that he will leave the Estadio do Dragao for £34 million, a fee that would make the 28-year-old the Londoners second most expensive player ever.

Marega’s impending arrival is likely to add to the speculation surrounding the futures of Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez, who have all been tipped to leave alongside the out-of-contract Andy Carroll.

Porto's forward Moussa Marega from Mali (L) reacts during the Portuguese League football match SL Benfica vs FC Porto at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on April 15, 2018.

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