West Ham United are close to finalising a deal for VfB Stuttgart defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, with an ‘agreement imminent’.

That’s according to Sky Germany, who say the Greek defender is close to moving to the London Stadium and a deal is ‘taking shape.’

West Ham have turned their attention to Mavropanos after missing out on the signing of Harry Maguire, who turned down the chance to move to the London Stadium in favour of staying with Manchester United.

That saw the Hammers quickly pivot and turn their attention to Mavropanos, with a deal rapidly progressing over the course of this week.

Sky now say the move to West Ham is ‘taking shape’ and according to their information an agreement between the two clubs is now imminent.

The 25-year-old will move to West Ham for a fee of around €20m but the deal will also include possible bonus payments of €5m down the line.

Mavropanos has already been in agreement with the Conference League champions ‘for a long time’ meaning that potential issue has also been dealt with already.

Thus, Mavropanos’ move to West Ham ‘should be finalised’ in the near future, with only the final details of the move still needing to be clarified and him let out of their Bundesliga opener against VfL Bochum as a result.