Manchester United are hopeful Carlos Tevez's signing will be completed when the new seasons starts this weekend.

Tevez's agent Kia Joorabchian has paid West Ham a £2m settlement agreement, meaning the 23-year-old has been formally released from his contract.

United have put forward their proposed two-year loan deal for the Argentina striker to the Premier League.

The league's lawyers are now looking through the details of the signing before rubber-stamping the deal.