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West Ham Weighing Up Bids For £30m Rated Midfield Duo

Jon Jo Shelvey

West Ham are considering whether to make bids for Newcastle pair Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden, according to the Evening Standard.

The Hammers are believed to be resigned to losing out to Everton for Andre Gomes with the Portuguese international said to prefer a permanent move to Goodison Park.

Instead, the London club could make an offer for either Shelvey or Hayden, with both players reportedly rated at £15m by Newcastle.

Hayden, in particular, has been keen to leave St James’ Park as he wants to move further South for family reasons.

In contrast, Shelvey is said to want to stay with the Magpies but his lack of game under manager Rafa Benitez last campaign may see him leave the club.

West Ham are considering a number of possible alternatives to Gomes with Olympiakos’s Kostas Fortounis and Girona’s Portu also having been linked with a move to the London Stadium in recent weeks.