WEST HAM will step up their chase for Jonjo Shelvey now Newcastle have clinched a deal to signal Kenedy.
The Hammers made an enquiry for Shelvey earlier this month however got the brush-off by Newcastle as a result of they did not have sufficient energy in depth of their squad.
Rafa Benitez has now agreed a mortgage deal for the remainder of the season with Chelsea for his or her Brazilian teenager Kenedy.
And the Hammers consider that can enable Benitez to sanction the sale of England worldwide Shelvey earlier than the switch window closes.
West Ham supervisor David Moyes has earmarked midfield as the realm in his squad that wants strengthening this month.
Shelvey was one in every of his first selections together with Stoke’s Joe Allen, however early strikes for each did not deliver any success.
Since then he has appeared to the continent for different choices, with coach Stuart Pearce travelling to Belgium this week to make a private test on Anderlecht’s £20million-rated Leander Dendoncker.
Lyon’s Clement Grenier has additionally been watched, with a cut-price £1m potential with the midfielder out of contract on the finish of this season.
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However the choice is to herald gamers who’ve confirmed they can carry out within the Premier League as Moyes appears to be like to information his aspect away from relegation bother.
Meaning 25-year-old Shelvey has remained excessive within the ideas of Moyes, who has been hit be a sequence of accidents to his squad.
Playmaker Manuel Lanzini suffered a hamstring pressure within the 1-1 draw towards Bournemouth final week.
And the Hammers have been hit by extra unhealthy information after studying the pressure Marko Arnautovic felt in the identical sport is worse than the preliminary knock it had been thought.
With Winston Reid and Michail Antonio already sidelined with comparable issues, Moyes is desperately wanting senior gamers.
So the Hammers boss is eager on his board to exit and get some offers completed this week if potential to spice up his choices forward of the conflict with relegation rivals Crystal Palace subsequent Tuesday.