West Ham close in on Nsereko

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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.