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West Ham United are expected to complete a £15 million deal to sell winger Michail Antonio to Crystal Palace before the transfer window closes, according to The Mirror.

The flying wideman has been an important player for the Hammers since joining from Nottingham Forest, with his pace, eye for goal and versatility pushing him to the brink of the England national squad.

However, Antonio struggled with injuries last season and had some disciplinary issues at West Ham under David Moyes, meaning he had a limited impact in the first team.

This summer the Irons have added Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko to their attacking midfield options at considerable expense, with the pair joining the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini as options in the final third.

As such, Antonio looks unlikely to receive much playing time if he does stay at West Ham, with the prospect of regular football at Palace surely appealing.

To recoup £15 million would play a role in balancing the books, especially if manager Manuel Pellegrini does not see the wideman as part of his plans.

Many of the West Ham fans will be disappointed however, as Antonio has been an exciting player to watch when he has been fit and firing.

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