The two Premier League sides have been trying to strike an agreement over Hart for some time but now the deal looks like it is moving forward with Hart expressing his desire to join the London club on a season-long loan.
However, Hart is also subject to interest from rivals Manchester United who could make a move for England’s number one if David De Gea leaves, so West Ham will have to be quick to tie up the transfer.
Hart wants to ensure that he gets first team action throughout the whole of next season so he can cement his number one spot at England before the 2018 World Cup in Russia and he is almost guaranteed that at West Ham.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has been unconvinced by current keepers Adrian and Darren Randolph so the arrival of Hart would be a massive boost for the club before next season.
Bilic is looking to strengthen his squad in all areas and would ideally want Hart permanently, but his value and wage demands are far too high meaning a loan deal will suffice.