Newcastle winger Nolberto Solano has asked for a move so he can be closer to his wife and children in London.
Solano spent 19 months at Aston Villa
The Peru international, 32, is believed to be a target for West Ham after telling Newcastle of his wish to leave.
He said: "A decision will be made in the next couple of days. It's up to the two clubs but I want to go to London because my family have moved there.
"Clubs in Spain also want me but I won't go there, I will only leave Newcastle to go to London."
Solano is in his second spell with the Magpies after a stint with Aston Villa.
The popular midfielder, who was a second-half substitute in Newcastle's win over Bolton at the weekend, was handed a one-year deal in the summer by the club's new manager Sam Allardyce.
But he added: "My wife and I are separated and I miss my children. Sometimes you have to put your family first.
"Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has been great, he's a great man. I've spoken to him and he says he won't stop me leaving.
"Leaving Newcastle will be hard because I feel they are on the verge of something big here."
Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer's proposed move to West Ham collapsed this month because the clubs could not agree on a fee.