Tottenham look to have won the race to land Iceland international striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.
The former Chelsea and Barcelona star had looked set to sign for West Ham, until Spurs made a late move for the 31-year-old.
The Hammers have hit out at the late move from their London rivals for the forward, who is set to depart French club Monaco.
But Spurs chief Harry Redknapp insists that the player made a straight choice between the two Premier League clubs.
"We've been talking about him for nearly two weeks and when we heard West Ham were interested we made our move," Redknapp told The Sun.
"We are not paying a penny more than West Ham were offering him.
"Two identical deals were on the table. In the end it was a straight choice for Eidur."