According to bookies, West Ham are currently the favourites to sign Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey during the January transfer window.
SkyBet have priced the Hammers with 4/1 odds of signing the England international this winter who the Magpies are reportedly willing to sell as they look to raise funds to bolster their own side. Swansea (10/1) and West Brom (12/1) are also in the running.
Though Shelvey played a key role in helping Rafa Benitez’s side win the Championship last season, he has struggled for consistency in the top flight this season.
West Ham meanwhile are one of the sides that are expected to bring in new recruits in January as they look to boost their chances of avoiding relegation.
Shelvey is a player who can churn out quality performances on a good day. However on the other hand, he also has a history of disciplinary problems and has received two red cards this season alone.