Jon Harley will return to Fulham this week after West Ham decided against signing him on a permanent basis.

The 24-year-old left-back spent three months at Upton Park but Hammers boss Alan Pardew believes he is now surplus to requirements at Upton Park.

“Jon Harley is going back to Fulham. I’ve got players who can play at left-back,” said Pardew.

Harley made 16 appearances for West Ham, scoring on his debut against Sheffield United.

Fulham have told Harley he can leave the club for free when his contract expires in the summer.