West Ham close to signing Alex Song on permanent deal
Last Updated: 03/07/15 7:47am
West Ham are close to singing Alex Song on a permanent deal, according to Sky sources.
Song spent last season on loan at Upton Park from Barcelona and according to newspaper reports had attracted interest from other Premier League clubs.
But Sky sources suggest West Ham are leading the chase for the 27-year-old’s signature, and the player gave a hint of where his playing future would lie when posting an Instagram photo of himself in the gym wearing a pair of West Ham's new training shorts.
Song still has two years left on his Barcelona contract which is estimated to be worth £70,000 per week and the European champions are believed to be holding out for a fee of £5m for the Cameroon international.
Song spent six seasons with Arsenal before moving to Catalonia for £15m three years ago and made 28 Premier League appearances for West Ham last season.