Sunday 19 November 2017

Bilic hopeful of Song deal

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic is optimistic Alex Song's return to West Ham is imminent and the Barcelona midfielder will not have an issue in passing a medical.

Hammers co-owner David Sullivan said a deal has been agreed to sign the 27-year-old Cameroon international on a three-year deal, if the midfielder can pass a medical following an ankle problem.

Song starred on a season-long loan at Upton Park last season and Bilic, whose side play Bournemouth on Saturday, is keen for the former Arsenal player to return before the September 1 transfer deadline.

"We would like to get him. It's down to the medical," Bilic said.

"We are really confident he is going to pass the medical. We've got a lot of positive comments or details about his improvement.

"That kind of injury is not a big injury."

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