Report: West Ham United offered Chancel Mbemba; possible swap deal with Newcastle United?

Newcastle player Chancel Mbemba in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Stoke City at St. James Park on September 16, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Could West Ham United and Newcastle United be about to swap unwanted squad players?

Chancel Mbemba of Newcastle United and Andre Ayew of West Ham United battle for possession during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on...

West Ham United have been offered the chance to sign Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba as an alternative to Alfie Mawson, according to Sky Sports.

David Moyes wants to sign a centre-back this January but Sky Sports understands that a deal for Mawson is highly unlikely, as Swansea City face their own relegation fight.

Swansea player Alfie Mawson keeps an eye on the ball in the wet conditions during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on January 2, 2018...

Mbemba joined Newcastle from Anderlecht in 2015 and has made 58 appearances for the club, although only seven Premier League starts under Rafael Benitez this season.

The 23-year-old has 38 international caps for DR Congo and would provide Moyes with some youthfulness to go alongside the experience of Winston Reid and Jose Fonte.

Sky Sports adds that West Ham would be happy to include unsettled striker Diafra Sakho as part of a swap deal, which could be an ideal solution for the goal-shy Magpies.

Diafra Sakho (R) and Winston Reid of West Ham United look dejected during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on November 19, 2017 in Watford,...

Sakho has yet to make a league start for the Hammers this term and had been in discussions over a £10m move to Crystal Palace which may now collapse, reports Sky Sports.

Neither Mbemba or Sakho are fulfilling their potential at their current clubs, so a part-exchange deal could suit all parties involved, unless Palace still have a say in proceedings.

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