West Ham have had a bid accepted for Southampton captain Jose Fonte
The Southampton captain is keen to move on this month and has handed in a transfer request.
Fonte rejected a new contract at Southampton earlier in the season and looks set to leave the south coast club.
Jose Fonte has not played for Southampton since submitting a transfer request
Jose Fonte looks likely to join West Ham for £8million
And, according to the Daily Mail, the Hammers have now seen their bid accepted and will work on thrashing out a £65,000-a-week deal for the centre-back.
Fonte, 33, has been at Southampton since 2010 after two years at Crystal palace.
He was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer and at the start of this transfer window.
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But the Hammers appear to have won the race to his signature.
Everton were also keen but West Ham are out in front.
“I think he has some opportunities: he studies these opportunities," Southampton boss Claud Puel said today.
"And for Southampton it's the same. We will see if Jose leaves Southampton. We will see over the next few days."