BBC Sport – Stephen Hendrie: West Ham in talks with Hamilton full-back

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Hamilton Accies left-back Stephen Hendrie has flown to London to hold signing talks with West Ham United.

Hendrie, 20, is out of contract at the end of the season and could agree a pre-contract deal to join the English Premier League club in the summer.

Accies vice-chairman Ronnie MacDonald last week

criticised the London club, claiming that a transfer fee in excess of £2m had been agreed.

He said Hendrie agreed terms but that West Ham did not complete the deal.

MacDonald was irked because a fee had been agreed with Crystal Palace for the 20-year-old product of Accies’ youth system before the Hammers made their interest known.

The Scottish Premiership outfit had been keen to sell during the January transfer window rather than wait for compensation in the summer.

However, it now looks likely that the Scotland Under-21 international will remain at New Douglas Park for the rest of the season.

Hendrie, who had also been linked with Celtic, made his debut for Accies aged 16 and has made 97 appearances for the club.

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