What you need to know about Peter Thomas and his future at West Ham

West Ham are closing in on the signing of Southampton midfielder Peter Thomas on a permanent deal, according to reports in France. 

The 26-year-old has a release clause of €12m and is wanted by Marseille, who have been linked with a move for West Ham winger Victor Wanyama, who is currently on loan at the Ligue 1 side. 

Thomas, who played for Southampton from 2008-2013, was also part of the Saints’ Europa League squad in the 2016-17 season and is a former Southampton star who scored against his former club at Wembley in October 2016.