Town rivals West Ham swoop for Nolan

NEWCASTLE skipper Kevin Nolan appears to be closing in on a move to West Ham after it emerged he is to undergo a medical with the London club.

NEWCASTLE skipper Kevin Nolan appears to be closing in on a move to West Ham after it emerged he is to undergo a medical with the London club.

Press Association Sport understands the Magpies’ top scorer from last season has travelled south to have the tests after rejecting a new contract at St James’ Park.

Newcastle rejected an offer described as “derisory” for the 28-year-old, who has two years remaining on his existing deal, from the Hammers last week, but their pursuit seems to have taken a step forward.