Kieron Dyer is expected to join West Ham United today after saying his farewells to Newcastle teammates at training yesterday.

The Journal Newcastle and West Ham have agreed a £7m compromise fee for the unsettled midfielder after negotiations broke down a fortnight ago.

The transfer has yet to be completed and although Upton Park officials were last night urging caution, no further hitches are expected. Dyer - who has passed a stringent medical at a London hospital - will be relieved that the matter is nearing an end having found himself in limbo in recent days.