Reo-Coker deal enters final phase?
By Barney French
Updated Monday, 2nd July 2007
Reports suggest Aston Villa and West Ham have come to agreement over a price for the former England u21 captainOnly 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.