Championship West Ham left Scott Parker out of their squad for the Nottingham Forest game with the midfielder poised to join Tottenham. The 30-year-old is on his way to Spurs in a deal believed to be worth £6million.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce told Sky Sports: "There are some negotiations going on and I don't think he would be mentally right to play.

"It will come to fruition in the next 24 hours or so."

Tottenham are expected to include a loan deal for one of their youngsters in the package.

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