Report: Werder Bremen want £15 million for Newcastle United target Jannik Vestergaard

West Ham United and Newcastle United have both been credited with holding an interest in Werder Bremen's Jannik Vestergaard.

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United will have to pay £15 million for Jannik Vestergaard if they are to sign him in the January transfer window.

The Magpies are said to have identified Vestergaard as a potential addition, as they look to strengthen their team in the new year, but they will have to part with a sizeable fee in order to land the Denmark international.

Werder Bremen are understandably reluctant to lose a player who has been key man for them this season, but they could be tempted if a big offer comes in.

Whether Newcastle will part with £15 million for the centre-back remains to be seen, but Steve McClaren is said to be eager to make additions in January.

Newcastle’s start to the season has left them fighting against relegation, and there is a realisation that the squad needs another injection of quality.

If Newcastle do go for Vestergaard, they are unlikely to have a clear run to sign him, as West Ham United are also said to be interested in the same Chronicle report.

Vestergaard has made 13 appearances for Werder Bremen this season, with the German side currently occupying 14th place in the Bundesliga table.

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