Tuesday 14 May 2019 16:22, UK
Reece Oxford looks set to join Bundesliga club Augsburg on a permanent deal after German officials agreed a £3m deal with West Ham.
Sky Sports News understands Augsburg are now trying to agree personal terms with the 20-year old defender before their final game of the season at Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Augsburg coach Martin Schmidt recently admitted that the club were very keen to sign Oxford on a permanent basis.
"He certainly has the potential to become a big player," Schmidt told Kicker magazine.
"He certainly has qualities, but he must not cost anything more than we can afford. It has to be in the budget."
Oxford has made eight appearances since joining Augsburg in January, helping them maintain their place in the Bundesliga.
He spent time in the German top-flight last season with Borussia Monchengladbach, for whom he made eight appearances.
Oxford, who has two years remaining on his contract at West Ham, has not featured for the Hammers since January 2018.