Real Betis are poised to extend the contract of striker Loren Moron after West Ham indicated they would pay his €25m release clause.
A report in Onda Cero this weekend stated the Hammers would trigger the clause with sporting director Mario Husillos, formerly of Malaga, a big admirer of the Betico youth product.
The 24-year-old only made his debut for Los Verdiblancos in February – scoring twice against Villarreal – and netted seven goals in 12 league starts for the club.
Moron was promoted to the first-team squad after scoring 16 times in 23 appearances for Betis B and his performances in La Liga put rival clubs on alert.
However, ABC de Sevilla now say the hitman will put pen to paper on a new deal at the Seville-based club ‘within hours’ which will increase his release clause to €40m-60m.