West Ham are close to signing Spanish forward Lucas Perez from Arsenal, the London club has confirmed.
Lucas Perez who is 29 years of age spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna after failing to establish himself at the Emirates Stadium.
Perez, who also joined the Gunners from Deportivo for £17.1m in 2016, would be West Ham’s ninth signing since Manuel Pellegrini was named manager in May.
The Chilean wants Perez to provide competition for main strikers Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.
West Ham open their Premier League campaign in a 1:30pm kick-off at Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.