West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is closing on Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.

The Mirror says Allardyce is poised to take Sochaux striker Maiga to West Ham for £4.5million.

Malian forward Maiga, 24, can also play as a winger and has also been chased by Reading.

But Allardyce has moved quickly to strike a deal for the player on Thursday.

The Hammers are now confident of completing Maiga's signing over the next few days.