Former Manchester United solicitor Maurice Watkins is helping West Ham United's deal for Colombian striker Duvan Zapata.

The Mirror says the Hammers had agreed a £6.7million fee with Estudiantes for the South American striker.

But the deal, including a four-year contract, is all subject to a work permit.

Watkins will now represent the club at a hearing next week to try to secure the 22-year-old's future in England.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce wants the exciting Colombian to partner Andy Carroll.

Allardyce's scouts have been excited by Zapata's pace and power and want to land him.