West Ham United are ready to close a deal for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga today.

The Daily Mail says Maiga is poised to join West Ham after undergoing a medical on Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old Mali forward almost joined Newcastle United in January but the deal collapsed amid concerns over a knee problem.

Maiga is confident there will be no problems this time around and expects to complete a £5m deal in the next 24 hours.