West Ham are edging towards agreeing a deal with Barcelona to sign Alex Song on a permanent deal. Barcelona had demanded £5million for Song, but the Spanish club are now understood to be open to the idea of allowing the midfielder to leave on a free transfer. West Ham are prepared to match his £70,000-a-week wages, but are haggling over performance-related bonuses Barca want included in the deal. Chelsea, Manchester City, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur have all shown an interest in Song due to his home-grown status, but the 27-year-old dropped a hint of his own that he will return to Upton Park. On Thursday, Song posted a picture on Instagram of himself outside West Ham’s Chadwell Heath training ground, where he was receiving treatment on an injury.
West Ham close in on Alex Song deal with Barcelona
The Telegraph | Jun 26