West Ham closing in on Sochaux striker 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.