West Ham United are closing in on the capture of the Swedish left-back Martin Olsson who plays for Blackburn Rovers.
Manager Sam Allardyce has targeted a left-back after George McCartney injured his knee and young Dan Potts as the only other recognized left-back in the squad.
Olsson, 24, has made no attempt to hide the fact that he desires a return to the Premier League and linking up with his old manager Sam Allardyce, who gave him his chance at first-team football at Blackburn could be too much for the Swedish international to turn down.
Allardyce confirmed the interest in Olsson earlier saying:
We have made an enquiry. There are ongoing negotiations at the moment.
Another player who West Ham could make a move for is Blackburn stopper Paul Robinson who could be available on a free transfer, with Allardyce looking to add depth to his squads goalkeeping department.