West Ham United are nearing a deal to bring free agent Esteban Cambiasso to Upton Park in a summer swoop.
The Daily Mirror reports how the Hammers will try to persuade the former Argentina international, 33, to move to London with a hefty £50,000 a week two-year deal.
There is no doubt in Cambiasso being a great player as he has been an integral part of Inter Milan’s side for 10 years now, contributing 41 goals in his 315 appearances.
The midfield maestro has also played for current Champions League winners Real Madrid and would fit perfectly into the West Ham team being an old fashioned central defensive midfielder.
This comes as manager Sam Allardyce is looking to build on his squad from last season, to give more support for their defence and an added goal threat up front, in the form of Educador’s World Cup star Enner Valencia, who is currently undertaking a medical with the club.
Allardyce has been given a big transfer kitty to ultimately avoid the struggle of last season and possible relegation back to the championship.
Cambiasso would be a welcomed transfer by West Ham to sturdy up the midfield as important players such as Joe Cole and Matthew Taylor have both been released and main midfield star Mark Noble has been heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United in this window.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is said to be the only competitor to his signature though as the veteran turned down a move to Italian side Sampdoria in favour of a transfer to the Premier League.
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