West Ham United are close to an agreement with Ajax over the signing of midfielder Mohammed Kudus.
The deal under discussion is worth an initial €41.5m plus €3m in performance related add-ons.
Personal terms over what is expected to be a five-year deal are not thought to be a problem. West Ham will have the option for a further 12 months if the deal goes through.
Ajax are reluctant to sell Kudus and rejected two of West Ham’s offers for the midfielder. Kudus has started both Eredivisie matches for the Dutch club this season – scoring in the opening game and providing an assist in the second.
Kudus, a Ghana international that featured for his country at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has entered the final two years of his contract.