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Zouma deal close to completion

West Ham are in the final stages of concluding a deal for Kurt Zouma after the Chelsea defender successfully concluded a medical in Paris.

The two clubs have agreed a £25m fee after some hard negotiating, and personal terms have also been agreed with Zouma after lengthy discussions with his representatives.

90min understands that Zouma will become the Hammers’ highest earner – increasing the salary he was receiving at Stamford Bridge by close to 50% – though some of his pay packet will be made up of performance related bonuses.

Medical checks have now been completed on the 26-year-old, and although there were initial concerns over a previous knee injury – Zouma ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament playing for Chelsea back in February 2016 – that will not prevent a deal from being completed.

Indeed, West Ham are satisfied with Zouma’s recent injury record, and he’s now poised to sign a five-year contract and complete the formalities of a move to the London Stadium.