Loaned to Fulham last season, Alphonse Aréola put himself in a very good light despite being unable to stop the Cottagers from being relegated.

Since then, he has returned to Paris Saint-Germain, where he has no chance of being the number one goalkeeper, blocked by Keylor Navas and the newly arrived Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The France international enjoyed himself in London, and his preference was to stay in the capital city, which worked out great for West Ham United, who wanted to bring him in on loan.

There was talk of Paris Saint-Germain wanting to sell him for good, but it appears the Hammers were granted their wish, as both L’Equipe and RMC Sport are reporting an agreement has been found between the London Stadium side and their Ligue 1 counterparts.

The former of the two states it will be a loan to West Ham with a view to buy, as Aréola ‘absolutely wanted to stay in London’.

His challenge will now be to dislodge Lukasz Fabianski, and he will undergo his medical today, on Thursday, before signing his contract at London Stadium straight after or ‘on Friday at the latest’.