Nigel Reo-Coker has moved a step closer to signing for Aston Villa after the unsettled West Ham United captain's agent revealed he was interested in moving to the Midlands.
Villa have reportedly tabled a £7million offer for the England Under-21 skipper after he handed in a transfer request at Upton Park.
West Ham are still considering the bid, but Reo-Coker's agent Tony Finnegan believes his client will be heading to Villa Park this summer.
Villa boss Martin O'Neill is keen to land the former Wimbledon midfielder who claimed he wanted to leave the London club after a lack of support during a difficult last season.
"Nigel will be signing for Villa once a bid has been accepted. I'm just happy a bid has been put in by a massive club," he said.
"I have no idea whether West Ham will accept the bid but I think it's a brilliant bid.
"Nigel is over the moon to be linked with Martin O'Neill and a club of that calibre and size.
"I'm happy Nigel is moving to a club going forwards with a manager who wants him."