A big Newcastle twist is great news for West Ham’s hopes of landing mutual David Moyes and Eddie Howe target.

Out of favour Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney is on the radars of both West Ham and Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to bring in a new player in that position with Aaron Cresswell currently away from the first team as he pushes for a move to Wolves.

Meanwhile Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is keen to bring in one more signing. And he has admitted that is at left-back.

There was a massive blow for West Ham yesterday when Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie claimed Tierney is keen to move to Newcastle.

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Newcastle twist is great news for West Ham’s hopes of landing mutual David Moyes and Eddie Howe target Kieran Tierney

Although Howe’s recent admissions that any Newcastle deal would have to be a loan due to FFP restrictions gave West Ham – flush with a transfer kitty of over £100m – hope should it be a straight shootout for Tierney.

But there has been a development which could actually benefit both the Hammers and the Magpies.

Because a Newcastle twist is great news for West Ham’s hopes of landing mutual Moyes and Howe target Tierney.

Breaking footage emerging from the north east this afternoon shows Chelsea left-back Lewis Hall arriving to sign for Newcastle on loan with an obligation to buy at a reported £28m plus £7m in performance related add-ons.

Hall – a lifelong Newcastle fan – is seen arriving to complete the move in Sky Sports footage, which you can see below.

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Late Hammers loan bid for Tierney with an option or obligation could suit all parties

That can only be good news for West Ham’s hopes of landing Tierney in a late deal before the transfer window closes.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta played down talk of Tierney leaving this week.

But the player is said to be unhappy with his lack of game time.

And although Moyes’ fellow Scot was reportedly aiming for a move back further north, the prospect of more game time at West Ham – who will not be seen as a direct rival for league position by Arsenal – could help seal a deal.

A late West Ham loan bid – perhaps with an option or obligation to buy – could suit all parties as the clock ticks down to the window closing.


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