The winger is now thought to be interested in a move to Upton Park having given up on establishing himself at Liverpool.
West Ham are set to make a £6 million move for Liverpool winger Stewart Downing, with the Reds keen to get rid of a player who has been a massive disappointment during his time at the club, the Daily Mirror reports.
Liverpool signed Downing for £20 million just two years ago but he has certainly not lived up to that price tag, despite being given plenty of chances by the Reds hierarchy.
The club now look set to cut their losses on Downing and will accept a £6 million offer for him, meaning they will lose around £14 million, a huge amount considering they have already lost £20 million following Andy Carroll’s sale to West Ham earlier in the summer.
Downing to is looking to leave, having failed to establish himself in the Reds first team and faces the prospect of a place on the bench should he stay at Anfield.
Talks between West Ham and Liverpool are thought to be at an advanced stage, with the only stumbling block being Downing’s £80,000 a week wages.
However, Liverpool are willing to pay some his remaining contract just to get him off their books, meaning a deal can be completed sometime next week.