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Pellegrini close to first signing

Filed: Friday, 1st June 2018
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Fulham Ryan Fredericks - and have opened talks with PSG's Javier Pastore regarding a permanent move.

The 25-year-old defender is understood to have agreed a four-year contract with the Hammers after deciding to part company the promoted Cottagers, whom he will leave on a free transfer later this month.

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The deal is expected to be rubber-stamped within the next 72 hours; Fredericks is set to replace Sam Byram in the first team squad, with the latter set to be moved on this summer after failing to trouble the first team last season.

* In other news West Ham are reported to have opened talks with Argentinian midfielder Javier Pastore, who lost his place in the PSG side after falling out with Paris' recently-departed coach Unai Emery (Sky Sports).

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The 20million-rated 28-year-old attacking midfielder was part of the PSG side that won Ligue 1 again this season but is seeking pastures new after returning late from the winter break and being dropped by Emery, who was recently confirmed as the new Arsenal manager.

* The Hammers are also close to confirming Mario Husillos, 59, as the club's new Head of Recruitment. He will effectively replace Tony Henry who was fired in January after making inappropriate comments regarding the aquisition of players from Africa.

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