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Hammers line-up Armero move

West Ham United are in advanced talks to sign full-back Pablo Armero, according to reports on Friday.

The Hammers lost defender Joey O'Brien to a dislocated shoulder earlier this week, which is likely to rule him out for the rest of the season.

Now West Ham have wasted little time in agreeing a deal with Napoli to sign 27-year-old Colombian Armero.

Napoli already have a deal lined up for Faouzi Ghoulam, meaning Armero is being allowed to leave.

Armero is due to arrive in London on Friday ahead of completing a deal before the deadline closes.