Hammers eyeing £5m deal for the Hud.
West Ham are understood to be in talks with Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone after agreeing a £5m deal with their London rivals.
The 25-year-has returned to full fitness following a severe ankle injury but has barely featured under new Spurs head-coach Andre Villas-Boas during pre-season.
Huddlestone was a regular under former boss Harry Redknapp during the 2010/11 campaign and is frustrated to have slipped behind Sandro and new England international Jake Liverpool in the pecking order.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is keen to bolster his squad ahead of the new season and is thought to have had a £5m offer for Huddlestone accepted by Spurs.
The former Derby County pass-master is reluctant to leave White Hart Lane but has learned that he is not being considered for a starting spot in Spurs’ opening Premier League match with Newcastle on Saturday.
With Sandro yet to train under Villas-Boas, the new Portuguese will play Jermaine Jenas alongside Livermore and Gylfi Sigurdsson at St James’ Park. Scott Parker is injured and Luka Modric is about to join Real Madrid.
The snub has left Huddlestone angry and he is likely to depart for Upton Park before the end of the week.
Spurs have been linked with a move for Rennes enforcer Yann M’Vila and Porto’s Joao Moutinho, suggesting the north Londoners hope to add a new central midfielder to the squad before the end of the month.
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