Jack Sullivan: Imminent West Ham signing has jetted to UK and is heading to my house
By Harvey Byrne
A player has flown in to England and headed straight to the house of joint West Ham owner David Sullivan to finalise a transfer, according to his son.
The Hammers have made clear their ambitions to sign another attacking player before the window slams shut on Wednesday and have been heavily linked with a loan-to-buy move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza in recent days.
Jack Sullivan, the son of West Ham’s co-owner, has reported on his personal Twitter account that an unnamed player has flown in for talks and is currently heading to his house.
A Player has landed and has just gone to dads house ???
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) August 26, 2016
It was reported on Friday afternoon that the Hammers were set to announce the signing of Italy international Zaza and it is thought that this could be the player they have flown into London.
The BBC Sport website claim that manager Slaven Bilic is said to have confirmed a deal for the striker in what could become the Hammers’ record transfer fee, worth a possible £24million.
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The 25-year-old has already agreed personal terms with the Hammers, who crashed out of the Europa League to Romanian outfit Astra Giurgiu on Thursday night.
Zaza helped Juventus complete a domestic double in the recently completed season with the Serie A title and the Italian Cup, although forwards Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata kept his game time limited.
The striker scored eight goals in 24 appearances in all competitions during the 2015-16 campaign.
Hammers fans will be delighted to sign a striker after injuries to attacking duo Andy Carroll and new £20.5million signing Andre Ayew.
It could also be the second time the east London club have broken their transfer record this window, after signing Ayew earlier in the summer.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers completed their ninth summer signing after Edimilson Fernandes signed from Swiss side FC Sion.