Hammers move for Brazilian
West Ham United are hoping to tie up a deal for Brazilian striker Ze Eduardo before Tuesday's transfer window deadline.
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Last Updated: 30/01/12 9:32am
Sky Sports understands that West Ham United are hoping to tie up a deal for Brazilian striker Ze Eduardo before Tuesday's transfer window deadline.
The Hammers have been working all January to bring in at least one big-name striker.
After failing with bids for the likes of Jordan Rhodes and Nikica Jelavic, they have now made progress with a move for highly-rated Ze Eduardo.
The Genoa striker only signed for the club 12 months ago when they paid Santos £4million for his signature, but he was unable to make his debut for the Serie A outfit as his Italian passport did not come through in time.
As a result he was loaned back to Santos and scored seven goals in 16 games, before returning to Genoa to begin his Italian career late last year.
He made his debut against Milan in early December and has been regularly involved - mainly from the bench - since then.
But now West Ham look to have made progress and are ready to land him on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Sources in Italy have confirmed to Sky Sports that the player is due to fly in to London on Monday morning.