West Ham United have agreed terms with Hoffenheim striker Demba Ba on a six-month loan deal and the move is due to be completed by the end of Monday.
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Stoke agreed a £7.1 million deal for Ba, 25, earlier this month, but the move fell through after he failed a medical.
Everton and Sunderland have also expressed interest in the striker, but West Ham have now agreed a deal until the end of the season, which includes an option to make it a permanent move if he can prove his fitness.
A West Ham source told ESPNsoccernet on Sunday: "The Demba Ba transfer is virtually signed. Terms have now been agreed with the club and the player."
The Hammers will pay £500,000 for the loan fee and another £1.5 million in wages, having already taken Wayne Bridge on loan from Manchester City in a deal that costs £2 million with wages.
Avram Grant has been eager to bolster his strikeforce as he seeks to take West Ham clear of the relegation zone, and have been linked with a string of strikers, including Tottenham's Robbie Keane and Cardiff City's Jay Bothroyd.