According to a report from Claret and Hugh, West Ham could make one final attempt to sign Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle United.

The Northern Echo claimed earlier this year that the Hammers wanted to sign the 27-year-old Magpies ace.

A move to east London obviously failed to materialise for the midfielder, however.

The Sun claimed that Shelvey could be available for around £20 million, but with just 18 months remaining on his contract now, his value might well have dropped.

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Jonjo Shelvey (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

And West Ham could be about to take advantage of that.

The Telegraph claims that Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is trying to convince Shelvey to sign a new contract at St James’ Park.

 

But if he fails to do that, Claret and Hugh claims that the Hammers are ready to swoop in for the Harold Hill born ace.

West Ham really need to strengthen their central midfield department.

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Jonjo Shelvey (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Shelvey is a fantastic passer of the football, and he seems to be the ideal long-term replacement fro Mark Noble.

Not only is he in a similar mould to the Hammers skipper but he is also someone who understands West Ham, having supported the east London club all his life.

The 27-year-old would help Manuel Pellegrini’s side improve upon the fluidity of their play through the middle of the park. And he would definitely give us a certain kind of ‘edge’ in midfield.

And if West Ham could pick him up for a decent fee, he would undoubtedly be an excellent value signing for us.

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