Football News understands that Lacina Traoré will arrive in London on Thursday to complete a medical with West Ham prior to signing a loan deal until the end of the season.
Traoré, who has just signed for AS Monaco from Anzhi for just over €10m (including bonuses) has agreed to be loaned to the struggling Premier League side until the end of the season.
There were several offers on the table, including one from Turkey and from Italy, but West Ham were the side willing to pay the largest portion of the player’s salary, making them AS Monaco’s favoured choice.
A total agreement has been found between Monaco and West Ham for the loan deal we understand.
Any attempt by another club to lodge a last minute bid, unless they considerably top the portion of wages they are willing to pay for Traoré, will be rejected.