West Ham closing in on striker, Sky Sports say he wants to join

West Ham United are closing in on Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, according to Sky Sports.

The 22-year-old has been a target for the Hammers for some time and the East London outfit have reportedly tabled a £29million offer for the Uruguay international which was accepted by the Spanish side last month.

Talks between the two clubs took place in January but West Ham could not agree on a deal as Celta Vigo were holding out for the release clause sum of £43.3m, according to Bleacher Report.

Gomez is understood to be keen on joining the Hammers but the move is being held up as personal terms have yet to be agreed.

Valencia have also negotiated a deal with Celta Vigo for the striker but are lacking the funds to push the transfer ahead.

Gomez scored 13 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions last season as the Celts narrowly avoid relegation from the La Liga, finishing four points clear in 17th-place.

The Uruguayan moved to Celta Vigo from Defensor Sporting in May 2017 and has been a regular starter for the Abanca-Balaidos outfit, scoring 31 times in 75 outings.

Elsewhere, West Ham has agreed to sell Marko Arnautovic as the player pushes for a club exit, according to Sky Sports.

The Austria international was close to joining a team in China in January but then did a U-turn and put pen-to-paper on a new contract with the London Stadium side.

West Ham begin the new season hosting Premier League champions Manchester City on August 10.