On Thursday, Sport1 journalist Patrick Berger stated Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus has found an agreement with West Ham United over personal terms.

He also stated West Ham technical director Tim Steidten has travelled to the Netherlands and is in direct talks with the Eredivisie side to close the deal.

Berger’s claim is backed up by Foot Mercato, who then provide positive updates on West Ham’s efforts to secure the 23-year-old’s services.

Having already agreed a deal with Kudus, David Moyes’ side have to convince the Dutch club to part ways with him. Steidten’s trip has helped them in this matter.

It’s said the German’s ‘presence has been very effective’ because an agreement is ‘now very close’ between West Ham and Ajax for around €40m for the Ghana international.

Last season, Kudus was used mainly as a striker and on the right wing, and he managed 18 goals and seven assists from 42 games. He can also be used in the middle of the pitch.

The player’s versatility would certainly please Moyes, if West Ham end up securing his services.

Foot Mercato add the Hammers are also in the picture to sign Rennes’ Jérémy Doku.