By Mike Southey

19th Aug, 2022 | 10:40am

West Ham United hope to overcome any issues to sign Chelsea left-back Emerson within the next 24 hours, according to ExWHUemployee.

The reliable source has reported that talks previously broke down due to issues surrounding bonues and agent terms in the contract for the defender.

It is said that talks are now back on with the fee said to be agreed quickly with just those personal issues to be resolved, something which may be done before Saturday.

Writing on the official West Ham Way Patreon page on Friday morning [19 August], Ex shared the latest on a potential deal for the Italian.

“We spent yesterday talking to other left back targets without much progress being shown and Chelsea/the agent spent time trying to negotiate a different club for Emerson again with limited success.

“This has lead both clubs to resume negotiations. The fee was close before and should be agreed it is the players terms, more specifically around bonuses and also the agents terms as well that were the problem.

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The club are hoping to overcome these problems in the next 24 hours although nothing at this point is agreed.”

Get it done.

David Moyes will no doubt just be demanding that this one is finished.

Although talks did collapse earlier in the week, the demands of the agent and the player can’t have been outrageous or a move wouldn’t have been revisited.

Of course, they will likely need to be lowered, but with the chance for more guaranteed minutes than at Stamford Bridge, Emerson will surely take that.

The 3-1 win over Viborg on Thursday night [18 August] proved that a left-back is dramatically needed, with Vladimir Coufal being forced to play there.

Aaron Cresswell was suspended and with the senior man getting older each season, he certainly needs more depth around him, and who better than Emerson?

The Italian has won nearly the lot at Stamford Bridge, and even despite not playing as much in those successes, he brings that winning mentality with him.

Keep an eye on this one at West Ham United.