Avram Grant set to bring former Chelsea man to Upton Park.
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Skysports.com understands Steve Sidwell is currently undergoing a medical at West Ham as he looks to secure his switch from Aston Villa.
The former Chelsea and Reading midfielder, who has recently recovered from an Achilles problem, is being put through his paces at the club’s training ground as the Hammers look to make Sidwell their first signing of the January transfer window.
West Ham are thought to have agreed a cut-price fee for Sidwell with the 28-year-old’s contract at Villa due to expire in the summer.
Hammers boss Avram Grant is keen to bolster his squad as he looks to help them climb away from trouble at the wrong end of the table and he sees Sidwell’s arrival as a key addition for the second half of the season. (Sky Sports)
28 year old Steve Sidwell has seen his career stagnate at Villa Park and the former Arsenal trainee will be hoping that a move to West Ham will help spark him back to life. Gerard Houllier has handed the midfielder just one Premier League start this season and clearly had no qualms about taking a nominal fee for a player he had no intention of offering a new deal to in the summer.
Avram Grant will hope that the battling midfielder will help his side fight their way out of the drop zone and the Hammers boss will be looking to bring in another signing or two when the transfer window re-opens next month.
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