Reports suggest Aston Villa and West Ham have come to agreement over a price for the former England u21 captain

Only a few weeks ago O'Neill's 7mil bid was rejected and word was the Hammers were holding out for more in the region of 10-12mil. But it is believed Reo-Coker, who underwent a medical at Villa Park over the weekend, will move for 8-9mil; A vast profit on the 575,000 he was bought for.

West Ham have shown since the window opened that they will not sell lightly or under-value. Wigan had a 3mil bid for Etherington turned down - though that may have had something to do with Whelan's shennanigans of end season - and both Paul Konchesky and Marlon Harewood were the subject of 3mil bids from Birmingham which were also rejected out of hand.