West Ham United’s pursuit of Emerson Palmieri in this transfer window has been one of the more fascinating tales as far as calciomercato stories go. They expressed an interest in the Italy international, stepped back over non-agreement of personal terms, then stepped back in two days later. Fortunately, for everyone involved, the tale appears to be heading towards its end.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and West Ham have now fully agreed over the fee of the transfer, with the Hammers apparently set to pay us £13m in fixed fee plus £2m in add-ons.