Liverpool and West Ham agree Downing fee

Stewart Downing - on his way to West Ham for a medical. Credit: PA

Liverpool and West Ham have agreed a fee for winger Stewart Downing, believed to be around £5m. He is now expected to undergo a medical and complete the transfer this week.

The England international began last season out of favour at Anfield, eventually forcing his way into Brendan Rodgers' team, but it seems the Liverpool boss is happy to let him follow Andy Carroll to West Ham.

Despite making 91 appearances for the Reds, Downing never lived up to his £20m price tag.