Nice striker Loic Remy is hopeful of completing a move to West Ham sooner rather than later, claiming he has always dreamed of playing in the Barclays Premier League.
Remy has been linked with a host of clubs around France and abroad, with Arsenal at one point believed to be interested in the young striker.
However, West Ham now look likely to have won out, with co-owner David Sullivan reportedly in France thrashing out the final details.
"I would like it to be sorted quickly," Remy told L'Equipe. "I've always loved the English league. I've always dreamed of playing in England.
"When a club like West Ham is on the cards, it's always interesting.
"But nothing has been done, the clubs need to find an agreement and Nice are asking for a lot of money."
Reports suggest West Ham have agreed to pay the 13.5million euros Nice are demanding for Remy but want to pay the sum in four annual instalments, whereas the Ligue 1 club are asking them to pay 9million euros upfront and the rest next year.
Remy is one of France's hottest talents and the 23-year-old scored 15 goals in 33 appearances last season.
The France international has also been linked with a move back to Lyon, where he spent seven years in their youth team and three in the senior side, but Remy now admits "that is no longer my main aim".Reuse content