West Ham United will need to cough up £15million to sign ex-Arsenal star Alex Song on a permanent basis next season, Express reports.
The Hammers are currently performing way above expectations sitting 4th in the Premier League, and Song has played a huge part to their success.
The Cameroon international joined West Ham from Barcelona on a season-long deal, but if he is to continue after the end of the campaign owners David Sullivan and David Gold will need to bring out their chequebooks once more.
West Ham are already paying Song £140,000-a-week, the amount he earns with Barcelona which doesn’t include the £3million fee to bring the midfielder.
If the Irons would like to continue with Song’s services, the Catalan club demand the £15million they used to sign the 27-year-old from Arsenal in the first place.
But due to the high amount of players purchased in the summer, Sullivan already insists the London club has limited funds before possibly breaching Financial Fair Play regulations, complicating the transfer.