Aston Villa and West Ham have settled upon a price to seal the transfer of unwanted midfielder Reo-Coker to Villa Park

The club released the news on the official site, whufc.com this afternoon.

"West Ham United can confirm that we have agreed a fee of 8.5million with Aston Villa for the transfer of Nigel Reo-Coker, subject to the player agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

"The 23-year-old midfielder has been given permission to travel to Villa Park to begin talks and is expected to complete a move in the next 24 hours."