Reports: Newcastle and West Ham face transfer battle over cut-price international winger

Newcastle and West Ham are reportedly set to go head-to-head over the signature of Celta Vigo winger Michael Krohn-Dehli.

Newcastle may not have a new manager in place yet, but that hasn't stopped players being linked with moves to St. James' Park.

AC Milan's M'Baye Niang has already been suggested as a potential target for the Magpies, and now it's Celta Vigo winger Michael Krohn-Dehli being touted for a move to Tyneside.

The 31-year-old Denmark international has been plying his trade in Spain ever since his 2012 move from Brondby, and has impressed in La Liga.

Despite being over 30, Krohn-Dehli still has decent pace, and is a hard worker who is always looking to get on the ball in the final third.

The former Ajax wide man is out of contract at the end of this season, and can either sign a pre-contract agreement with a club to join for free in the summer, or it's believed that Celta will accept a bid of around £1.2m.

However, Newcastle aren't alone in chasing Krohn-Dehli, with reports also suggesting that West Ham United want to bring him to the Premier League.

The Hammers have largely played a 4-3-1-2 system this season, but manager Sam Allardyce has sometimes reverted to a 4-2-3-1 formation instead, and with Matt Jarvis tipped for a January exit, another winger may be needed.

Krohn-Dehli would fit the bill as a cut-price option, with Celta seemingly realising that the 47-cap international will be leaving the club in the coming weeks or months.

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