West Ham left Scott Parker out of their squad for the Nottingham Forest game as the midfielder is 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.