West Ham win race for Spanish ace

Mallorca defender Ivan Ramis is set to have a medical at West Ham in advance of a move to England.

The Hammers are eager to bolster their squad ahead of their Premier League return, and have targeted the Spaniard as a player to give them strength in depth.

Sam Allardyce’s men have beaten a raft of other Premier League clubs including Wigan and Everton to the 27-year-old, and will become the Upton Park side’s sixth summer signing.

“Mallorca and West Ham have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ivan Ramis,” a statement on the Mallorca website reads, translated to English by Sky Sports.

“The Mallorcan defender has the permission of the club to have a medical with what will be his new team.”

Ramis will join the likes of Modibo Maiga and Mohamed Diame as new faces at the London club this summer.

By Gareth McKnight