WEST HAM are set to sign Corinthians star Fabian Balbuena.
The Hammers have met the 26-year-old defender’s release clause.
Getty Fabian Balbuena, pictured right in action against Radamel Falcao, is set to join West Ham
Now the Paraguayan international is on the verge of becoming Manuel Pellegrini’s fourth signing since taking over as manager at the London Stadium.
A statement from the Brazilian club confirmed: “Corinthians informs that it received a proposal from West Ham United, of England, for Fabian Balbuena.
“The amount offered was the same as the amount required by the other party in the contract renewal, signed two months ago.
“The defender is already cleared for medical examinations for transfer to the London club.”
Getty Images – Getty The Hammers have met the Paraguayan international’s release clause
Getty Images – Getty The star, right, is now jetting into London to complete his medical
It added: “The board thanks the services provided in this time of home and wishes luck in the new journey.”
Balbuena is now jetting into the capital to complete his medical with the Premier League side.
He has been a key man for Corinthians since joining them from Libertad in 2016.
The centre-back has played 136 times for the South American giants and helped them to win the title in each of the last two seasons.