Hammers close on Maiga

  • Last Updated: July 17 2012, 20:44 BST

Sam Allardyce has confirmed that West Ham are hoping to complete the signing of Mali striker Modibo Maiga from Sochaux.

Modibo Maiga: Set to join West Ham in the coming days

Sky Sports understands that the 25-year-old is undergoing a medical with the East London club ahead of a proposed £4.5million move from Ligue 1.

Maiga was linked with a move to Newcastle last summer and a proposed move to St James' Park in the January transfer window fell through.

Modibo Maiga

20. Modibo Maiga

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The Mali international joined Sochaux from Le Mans in July 2010 and has since scored 24 goals in 52 games for the French side.

Allardyce admitted that a deal to bring in Maiga was in the pipeline but insisted there were still some details to be finalised before he puts pen to paper.

The Hammers boss told Sky Sports News HD: "At the moment that is progressing. That is going forward as we speak but is a little way off being clinched."