West Ham are set to sign Brazilian defender Marlon from Barcelona, after it was confirmed he is not going to be becoming a member of Nice.
The 22-year-old was due to spend a second season on mortgage with the French membership this time period, however Nice have now introduced that deal is over.
And the choice is predicted to pave the best way for his transfer to West Ham, with the Hammers reportedly closing in on a £14million deal for the defender.
Nice launched a brief assertion on Thursday to announce the Marlon wouldn’t serve beneath new head coach Patrick Vieira.
“In agreement with Barcelona, the Brazilian who was loaned to Nice last summer will not wear the Nice colours in 2018-19. He now returns to the Catalan club,” the assertion on ogcnice.com learn.
Earlier this week, West Ham confirmed the appointment of director of soccer Mario Husillos, who hyperlinks up as soon as once more with new Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini.
The London Stadium outfit are eager to put collectively a squad which might transfer on from final season’s battles on the incorrect finish of the Premier League desk.
Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson is one other reported goal, with sources in Italy claiming a deal of round £27m is shut for the 25-year-old Brazilian winger.
Pellegrini, who was confirmed as David Moyes’ alternative final month, will take cost of his first West Ham sport in the Premier League opener in opposition to Liverpool at Anfield.