According to reports from the Daily Mail, Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher is set to join West Ham United after turning down a new contract at Old Trafford.
The mail report that Fletcher has already held talks with the Hammers on Thursday, ahead of agreeing a 4 year contract.
United will still demand compensation of around £500,000 for the Yorkshire-born forward, but will be disappointed to lose a player highly rated by U21’s coach Warren Joyce.
He shot to prominence last season during a 5 month loan spell at Barnsley where his 6 goals, including one at Wembley in the 3-1 League One play-off final against Millwall, helped secure promotion to the Championship.
United had made a proposal for him to stay at the club, but Fletcher is keen to make a breakthrough and believes opportunities will be limited for him at Old Trafford.
Fletcher is tall, quick and has improved his finishing after taking private sessions with superior striker coach Allan Russell, who has worked with the likes of Saido Berahino, Andre Gray, and Martyn Waghorn.
Leeds, Wolves, Bristol City, and Barnsley have all expressed a desire to sign him and West Ham may still yet agree to loan out him out to ensure his development continues.