By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana captain John Mensah is set to join West Ham this week, the English press have reported.
The 29-year-old is currently a free agent following the termination of his contract with French club Olympique Lyon.
Mensah has been training with the English Premier League side to prove his fitness and is now set to seal his move with the Hammers despite interests from other clubs.
“Several clubs want to sign John but he is keen to join West Ham,” the ex Rennes defender’s representative Willie McKay said.
Mensah has already had a taste of the English Premier League during his two-year loan spell at Sunderland from 2009.
Injury however prevented him from playing as many games at the Stadium of Light leading to his return to Lyon where he subsequently terminated his contract by mutual consent.