Liverpool winger Stewart Downing is set for a move to West Ham United this summer, according to Team Talk.
It is expected the 29-year-old will undergo a medical with the Hammers after a £5 million fee was reportedly agreed between the two clubs.
The England midfielder looks to end what has been a relatively unsuccessful two-year stay at Anfield following his move from Aston Villa in 2011 for around £20 million.
Downing has never looked like living up to that price-tag after managing just three goals and five assists for the Reds in the Premier League.
And the former Middlesbrough man was told by Brendan Rodgers last season that he was surplus to requirements at the Merseyside club, but ended up battling his way back into his manager’s plans, making 29 league appearances last term.
But now, after just 65 Premiership appearances for Liverpool, he looks set to leave with West Ham zeroing in on a deal.
Reports suggest a £5 million fee has been agreed and that Downing is due in London today for his medical.
Should the deal by finalised, Downing will be linking up with former Reds team-mate Andy Carroll, who joined the Upton Park club permanently this summer following a season-long loan spell from Anfield.
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This article was first posted on August 12, 2013