Report: Newcastle United Jonjo Shelvey could be about to join West Ham United in £12m transfer

Newcastle player Jonjo Shelvey reacts before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has attracted the interests of West Ham United.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

According to the Daily Express, Jonjo Shelvey could be about to join West Ham United in a £12 million deal.

Shelvey has been interesting Shelvey throughout the transfer window, and the Express now claim that the move is edging closer.

West Ham made their bid for Shelvey over a fortnight ago, and Newcastle have been mulling it over ever since.

Newcastle player Jonjo Shelvey reacts before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Rafael Benitez initially wasn’t given many funds to spend this month, and there were concerns that no replacement would be brought to St. James’ Park if the midfielder was sold.

However, Mike Ashley has given Benitez some money to spend now, and it seems that West Ham could get their man in the near future.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Shelvey has not entirely convinced at Newcastle this season, with the midfielder’s indiscipline being a frustration.

If Shelvey does move on, Newcastle will almost certainly have to spend to bring in another central midfielder.

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