West Ham United aim to close a deal for Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate today.

The Daily Mail says West Ham hope to complete the signing of Anderlecht's Kouyate on Monday following a medical.

The Senegalese defender was on the wish-list of La Liga's Valencia but it seems the Hammers have fought off competition to bag the 24-year-old.

A £7million deal is expected to be hashed out for the player who can also play in a midfield role.

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