Senegalese defender Cheikhou Kouyate is understood to be close to completing his move to West Ham United.

Cheikhou Kouyate (left) battles with Everton's Steven Pienaar of Australia whilst on international duty with Senegal. Picture: Action Images

Cheikhou Kouyate (left) battles with Everton's Steven Pienaar of Australia whilst on international duty with Senegal. Picture: Action Images

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West Ham United are edging closer to signing Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate, according to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

Kouyate, 24, is reportedly undergoing a medical today and is expected to finalise a four-year-deal in the next few days.

Sam Alladyce is looking to bolster his backline before pre-season begins, with the Irons believed to be paying £7.5 million for the defender’s services.

The Senegalese centre-half made 47 appearances in all competitions for the Champions League club last season, helping them win the Belgian Super Cup.

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