The Daily Mail report that the Hammers are edging closer to completing their move for Ecuador striker Enner Valencia, who the paper says is valued at £12m.

Meanwhile, the same newspaper carries the news of Ravel Morrison's successful minor groin surgery, which will sideline the midfielder until the first team return from New Zealand.

Dnipro's Ivan Strinic and Malaga's Vitorino Antunes are also being considered, according to this Mail report, as left back options to add competition for that place in the team.

Also in the news is a talkSPORT report that the Hammers and Crystal Palace have been put on alert after Hull City boss Steve Bruce's admission that talks with Tottenham defender Michael Dawson have stalled.

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