West Ham United are close to completing a deal for Anderlecht's Senegalese centre-back, Cheikhou Kouyate

Cheikhou Kouuyate lines up for Senegal at the 2012 Olympics in London. Picture: Action Images

Cheikhou Kouuyate lines up for Senegal at the 2012 Olympics in London. Picture: Action Images

First published in Sport

West Ham United are closing in on a deal for Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate, according to Belgian broadcaster RTBF.

Kouyate, 24, has been trailed by the Hammers for some time now as Sam Allardyce seeks to bolster his backline ahead of the new season.

The Senegalese centre-half made 47 appearances in all competitions for the Belgian giants last season, helping them to the Belgian Super Cup.

It is believed Kouyate will cost the Irons in the region of €8.5m.

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