Mexican midfielder Edson Alvarez will undergo a medical  today in preparation for joining West Ham as their first summer signing .

Alvarez has been desired by the Hammers for some time, and Ajax and the Hammers have agreed on a deal for about £35 million.

Despite his talents being predominantly as a defensive midfielder, the 25-year-old was an important part of Mexico's team that won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States this summer and is being considered as a possible replacement for Declan Rice.

A official confirmation of the relocation is anticipated for Wednesday, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Alvarez recently made a trip back to Ajax to start preseason practise.

 West Ham United wants to sign Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay 

Hammers manager David Moyes will be happy to hear of Alvarez's projected arrival because he has been unsuccessful in bringing in reinforcements this summer after Rice left for Arsenal.

Both Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay of Manchester United have had offers from West Ham, although neither player is certain to leave the club.