West Ham are close to completing the signing of German striker Savio Nsereko according to reports.
It is thought the Brescia player will move to Upton Park for a club record £10m, as the Hammers look to strengthen following the sale of Craig Bellamy to Manchester City.
Brecia are a Serie B team but 19-year-old Nsereko's performances have done enough to interest West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola and technical director Gianluca Nani.
West Ham's previous club record record fee was the £7.5m paid to Newcastle for Bellamy.
The east London club continue to have a hectic transfer window. Hayden Mullins is expected to complete his move to Portsmouth after agreeing personal terms while they have also rejected am £8m bid from Tottenham for Carlton Cole.