West Ham set to sign Alex Song in season-long loan deal from Barcelona 

  • West Ham hope to complete a loan deal for Alex Song this weekend
  • Song has failed to make an impression on new Barcelona boss Luis Enrique 
  • The midfielder spent six years at Arsenal, playing 175 times 
  • Liverpool and Tottenham are also interested in securing Song's services 
  • Song’s arrival at Upton Park could see Mohamed Diame joining QPR

West Ham will look to complete a season-long loan deal for Alex Song this weekend.

The Barcelona midfielder has been told he can leave the Nou Camp ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline, and the Hammers are in talks with the former Arsenal man about a temporary switch to Upton Park.

Manager Sam Allardyce was growing increasingly confident of landing Song on Friday after the Hammers made good progress towards a deal.

VIDEO: Scroll down for Alex Song screams during his Ice Bucket Challenge   

Gunner: Alex Song is no stranger to the Premier League, having played for Arsenal between 2005 and 2012

Sportsmail understands Song is on standby to travel to London this weekend to complete his move to east London once a deal is finalised.

The Hammers are remaining understandably cautious, with a number of clubs across Europe understood to be interested in the 26-year-old Cameroon international.

Unwanted: Alex Song signed for Barcelona in 2012 for £15 million, but has failed to cement a first-team place

But following successful talks, the Hammers are hopeful of completing the signing.

Song’s arrival could spell the end of Mohamed Diame’s stay at the Hammers.

Diame is wanted by Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp, and Song’s signing may see the powerful midfielder deemed surplus to requirements. 

Experience: Song (right) would bring Premier League and Champions League experience to Upton Park

On his way: Alex Song has failed to make an impression on new Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

QPR bound? Song's arrival at Upton Park could see Mohamed Diame joining Harry Redknapp at QPR 

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