Johannesburg - Cameroon international midfielder, Alexandre Song, is reportedly set to inform Barclays Premier League side, West Ham United of his desire to play in next month's Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
According to the supersport.com website, Already the Hammers will be without the Senegalese pair of Diafra Sakho and Cheikhou Kouyate, who have confirmed their departures for the Africa's biggest football tournament.
The departure of Song will make it a third key player in Sam Allardyce's team to join up with their national team for the 2015 AFCON.
Reports now suggest that the Cameroonian midfielder will put in a request to join up with his country's national team despite earlier questioning the AFCON going ahead in the wake of the Ebola Virus Disease.
West Ham could now play their Premier League matches against Swansea City, Hull City, Livepool and Manchester United during the period of the AFCON without Song except they make a special request to the Cameroon FA to keep the midfielder for the games against Swansea and Everton in the Cup.
Song has played 11 of West Ham's 17 Premier League games this season, winning 25 tackles and blocking three shots.