Sky Sports News understands Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell is in advanced talks over a January move to West Ham United.
Sidwell is currently sidelined by an Achilles injury and may well have played his last game for Villa as he nears a return to fitness.
The 28-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season and it appears Villa are set to cash in on Sidwell when the transfer window reopens.
West Ham are determined to bolster their squad in the New Year as Avram Grant looks to lift his team off the bottom of the Premier League table.
Grant recently expressed his hope that the Hammers' board would provide him with £10million to spend next month in the quest for top-flight survival.
It appears that a portion of any transfer kitty will be spent on Sidwell, who joined Villa from Chelsea in 2008.
He has made almost 70 appearances in all competitions for the club, but has started only once in the Premier League this season.
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