West Ham transfer news: Fiorentina close in on Maganjic

By Wayne Veysey

18th Aug, 2016 | 12:00pm

West Ham target arriving imminently for medical - report

By Tom Blackburn

Hajduk Split striker Josip Maganjic will arrive at Fiorentina on Thursday afternoon to complete a medical, according to a report.

Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his website, that Maganjic will arrive in Florence for a medical on Thursday.

It is said that the 17-year-old is poised to sign a contract and the official announcement will happen later in the day or on Friday morning.

The report claims that West Ham were interested in the young talent, but it appears the Croatian will sign for La Violas.

He is a product of top-tier Croatian side Hajduk Split, and made his only appearance for the club in a 3-2 win last season.

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He has a year remaining on his contract but it is reported that he will be allowed to leave his current club.

Di Marzio claimed earlier this week that West Ham were in the best position to sign the youngster, with their Croatian links through manager Slaven Bilic.

Bilic has been very busy this window, bringing in eight new recruits as his side hope for a Europa League run as well as a successful Premier League campaign.

Most recently, the former Croatia manager has brought in Olympiakos left-back Arthur Masuaku, Swansea’s Andre Ayew and Argentina wonderkid Jonathan Calleri on-loan.

In other West Ham transfer news, their fans urge the club on Twitter to sign a reportedly available Premier League winner.