Report: West Ham United want Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey

Newcastle player Jonjo Shelvey looks on from the substitute bench before the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United at The Hawthorns on November 28, 2017 in...

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has an admirer in West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United looks on in the warm up prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James' Park on December 27, 2017 in...

According to a report in the Daily Mail, West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini would ‘jump’ at the chance to sign Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey this month.

Newcastle are desperate to keep hold of Shelvey, but a bid of around £20 million would force them into considering selling the midfielder to West Ham.

 

Pellegrini is said to be a big fan of Shelvey, and he feels that the Newcastle man could really help him at the London Stadium.

West Ham are yet to make an approach to Newcastle, but Rafael Benitez could now face a battle to keep hold of the Englishman.

England's Jonjo Shelvey takes part in a team training session at St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent, central England on September 2, 2015, ahead of their UEFA Euro 2016 Group E qualifying...

West Ham need to sell to fund a move for Shelvey, but they have plenty of fringe players up for grabs.

And the Mail suggest that West Ham could look to put Newcastle under pressure in the final stages of the transfer window.

If Shelvey was to move to West Ham he would be in competition with the likes of Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble and Declan Rice for a first-team place.

City goalkeeper Ederson saves from Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on January 20, 2018 in...

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