Anderlecht manager Herman Van Holsbeeck has given his approval to Cheikhou Kouyate to sign for West Ham United.

The Daily Star says Kouyate will now undergo a medical and sign a four-year contract with the Hammers according to reports in Belgium.

Van Holsbeeck gave West Ham the green light to complete a deal for the 24-year-old.

Kouyate will become Sam Allardyce's second signing of the summer following the free transfer arrival of Argentinian forward Mauro Zarate from Velez Sarsfield.

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