St James’ Park top scorer is on verge of moving to Upton Park.
Newcastle United captain Kevin Nolan is undergoing a medical at West Ham United after rejecting a contract offer to stay in the North-East.
The Hammers had an initial £3million offer rejected last week for the 28-year-old but have had an improved bid accepted by the Toon Army.
The Magpies have given Nolan permission to speak to West Ham and he is on the verge or re-uniting with manager Sam Allardyce, after working together at Bolton Wanderers.
Newcastle revealed earlier this month Nolan had rejected the offer of a new deal at St James’ Park and they are now ready to let him leave as he only has one-year left on his contract.
Nolan enjoyed a fine season at Newcastle last term, scoring 12 goals in the Premier League, but it appears he could be swapping Tyneside for East London.
Allardyce is also attempting to sign Nolan’s team-mate Alan Smith, whom he originally signed while in charge of Newcastle.
A £2million bid was rejected but the Magpies have confirmed the 30-year-old can leave with only 12 months left on his deal.