Report: West Ham have made £10m bid for Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey

Manuel Pellegrini of West Ham United during training at Rush Green on September 20, 2018 in Romford, England.

Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham United reportedly want to raid Premier League rivals Newcastle United for midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

Jonjo Shelvey  gestures to the crowd after Joselu of Newcastle United scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St. James...

Pedro Obiang appears to be on the verge of leaving West Ham United but, according to Sky Sports, Manuel Pellegrini will not let him go until the club sign a replacement. Could the man in question be Jonjo Shelvey?

The Newcastle United midfielder has a reputation for being something of a combustible character with his attitude often overshadowing his fine footballing ability.

 

Nonetheless, the Express believes that West Ham’s chiefs have sanctioned a £10 million bid for Shelvey, though Newcastle are understood to have rejected the offer.

The Hammers won’t give up this easily, however. The report adds that they are expected to make a new bid with half of the January transfer window remaining.

Rafa Benitez manager of Newcastle United and Jonjo Shelvey (L) and Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United (R) in discussion following defeat in the penalty shoot out after the EFL Cup...

Still only 26 years of age, Shelvey has struggled for regular minutes under Rafa Benitez this season and started just eight Premier League games. And he was once again dominating the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, copping plenty of flak for an awful challenge on Paul Pogba during Newcastle’s 2-0 home defeat against Manchester United.

Although maybe Pellegrini is the right man to get the best out of the former Liverpool and Charlton enigma, who boasts a passing range that would make most midfielders green with envy.

Newcastle player Jonjo Shelvey (r) celebrates with goalscorer Ayoze Perez (l) and Mo Diame after the second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St....

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