West Ham close to Premier League winger

It is understood that West Ham are close to agreeing a deal with Tottenham winger David Bentley, shortly after Scott Parker confirmed his move the other way.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen to improve his squad before the transfer window closes and has lined up a deal for the former Blackburn man.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp had revealed earlier on transfer deadline day that he is willing to let some fringe players go, with Bentley included as he has fallen well down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.
The England international appears to be surplus to requirements at Tottenham and spent the second half of last season on loan at Birmingham City.

Bentley has struggled to hold down a regular place in the starting line-up following the arrival of Harry Redknapp, with Aaron Lennon the preferred right sided player.

The winger has confirmed he is ready to leave Spurs to search for first-team football and Allardyce is ready to take full advantage and bring the player to Upton Park.