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West Ham set to sign Edimilson Fernandes from FC Sion - sources

West Ham United are on the verge of signing FC Sion midfielder Edimilson Fernandes, sources close to the Premier League club have told ESPN FC.

West Ham have agreed a fee of £5.5 million with the Swiss side for Fernandes, 20, and the youngster has been given the green light to travel to London for talks and a medical.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has been searching for midfield reinforcements and has identified Fernandes as his top target.

He is expected to sign a four-year deal with West Ham once he passes his medical.

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Edimilson Fernandes (right) is a cousin of former Manchester City player Gelson Fernandes.

Fernandes, who is a cousin of the former Manchester City player Gelson Fernandes, is a product of Sion's youth system and made 26 appearances in the Swiss Super League last season, scoring one goal.

The Swiss midfielder also featured twice against Liverpool in the Europa League last term.

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