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West Ham are ready to roll the dice after continuing with a Chelsea transfer despite a problem popping up with a doctor, according to a source.
Hamrene have made no secret of their desire to land a center-back this summer. With only four days left in the window, their search seemed close to success after a doctor was scheduled for Chelsea’s Kurt zouma.
The French center-half, 25, were the subject of a successful bid of £ 25m. About Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth, personal terms are also agreed.
Once the major obstacles had been cleared, a doctor had passed the next obstacle to be overcome.
But according to Solens senior football reporter, Duncan Wright, vol problem in the medical appeared.
Wright tweeted ‘knee problems’ were discovered, though they came as no ‘surprise’ to the Hammers. He added that both sides are ‘eager to continue with the agreement’ despite the problem.
As such, Sheth declared the doctor must be completed. He added that ‘final economic terms’ are still ‘negotiated’.
The conclusion of the deal would apparently be in the interest of all parties involved.
Zouma will have a greater chance of securing first-team football at West Ham, which in turn will strengthen their ranks ahead of juggling a difficult Europa League campaign.
Moreover, Chelsea remain interested in Seville’s Jules Kounde. Progress on that front is expected to increase once Zouma’s exit has been sealed.
Moyes responds to West Ham, Europe draw
Meanwhile, David Moyes is “really excited” for the upcoming European season, after West Ham taught their opponents to the group stage of the Europa League.
West Ham were placed in Group H on Fridaytogether with Dinamo Zagreb, Genk and Rapid Wien. If they can well balance their domestic duties, it seems like a reasonable group.
“I’m really excited,” Moyes said. “We saw the draw this morning and saw the pots come out.
“The biggest draw was to see West Ham in one of the pots, back in Europe, and hopefully we get the fans to London Stadium for the matches.
“The players earned it with their performances throughout the season, which rightly deserved a place in European competition.”
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