West Ham have reportedly agreed a deal with Barcelona to sign midfielder Alex Song.

The 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan with the Irons, is likely to sign for the club in the next few days, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Meanwhile the east Londoners are also thought to be leading in the race to secure the services of Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour.

While their £14.3million offer for the 25-year-old has been rejected and, with Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool in the mix for the Ligue 1 man, there is competition. Reports indicate the Irons may be close to a deal.

West Ham’s hit list is also thought to include former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson after he was released by Liverpool this summer following six seasons at Anfield.

The England international trained at the Hammers’ academy, although the 30-year-old has also attracted the attentions of Stoke and Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Besiktas.

Since the appointment of manager Slaven Bilic West Ham have been active in the transfer market this summer, with striker Dimitri Payet their biggest acquisition so far.