West Ham and Newcastle’s reported quest for Jack Wilshere has just become harder

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6,...

West Ham United, Newcastle United and Everton reportedly want Jack Wilshere, who is leaving Arsenal.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England.

Jack Wilshere is leaving Arsenal, and there is no surprise that West Ham United, Everton and Newcastle United all have been linked with the England international.

Wilshere is out of contract at Arsenal, and the 26-year-old midfielder is parting company with the club where he had been since 2001.

According to The Daily Star, Premier League trio West Ham, Newcastle and Everton are all interested in securing the services of the midfielder on a free transfer.

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However, the Hammers, the Magpies and the Toffees’ task of convincing Wilshere to choose them over other clubs is not going to be easy.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal controls the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England.

Wilshere has suggested to Sky Sports that he has not decided which club he will next go to, and is also open to playing for a team outside the Premier League.

According to The Mirror (Transfer Live blog, 15:49, Sunday, July 1, 2018), Italian trio Sampdoria, AC Milan and Juventus all are keen on Wilshere.

The Englishman told Sky Sports: "I am willing to go abroad if the right opportunity comes up. Also, everyone knows I like the Premier League and the battle of it. It is literally the best thing that comes up and the best opportunity that we will take.”

Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid holds off Alexandre Lacazette and Jack Wilshere of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final second leg match between Atletico Madrid  and Arsenal FC...

Lure of Champions League football

Having regularly played in the Champions League and fought for a place in the top four of the Premier League for years, Wilshere may not be tempted by West Ham or Newcastle, both of whom were fighting for survival in the Premier League last season.

Everton are an ambitious club, but the Toffees are unlikely to play in the Champions League anytime soon.

Juventus play in the Champions League and win Serie A year after year, while Milan are one of the biggest clubs in the world, and the two Italian clubs could be very tempting to Wilshere, especially as he is open to playing outside the Premier League.

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