Avram Grant is believed to have told Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou that he would like to leave the club without being paid any compensation, despite having two years still left on his current deal with the south coast outfit.
Now The Telegraph has reported that the administrator will allow the Israeli to walk through the exit door without putting up any resistance.
The former Chelsea manager has been hotly tipped to join West Ham United following his successful stint at Pompey, as relegation has been attributed to the saga off the pitch while the FA Cup run showcased Grant's ability to carry a club through adversity.
It is believed that the Hammers are willing to offer the former Maccabi Haifa boss £1.3 million-a-year if he should take the helm at the Boleyn Ground.
Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce, Cardiff City manager Dave Jones and Blackpool's Ian Holloway are also reportedly in the running to succeed Gianfranco Zola as the new manager of West Ham.
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