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Newcastle keen on unsettled West Ham ace

James Tomkins (West Ham)Newcastle are monitoring James Tomkins’ West Ham situation ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old’s future at Upton Park has been the subject of doubt for some time, with the defender believed to have grown frustrated with his role under Sam Allardyce.

Although he has returned to the starting XI of late, Tomkins is still thought to be open to a winter exit in a bid to keep his World Cup dreams alive.

The Essex-born centre-back has hopes of making the Three Lions’ squad for the showpiece tournament next year, and is confident that he can play his way into contention if given the opportunity across the rest of the season.

With defensive options thin on the ground at St James’ Park, Newcastle are thought to be considering a move for his signature.

Tomkins is thought to be open to joining the Magpies, and could be open to a reunion with Alan Pardew – who was the Hammers’ manager during his time as a youth player.

The 6ft. 4” defender has been capped 10 times at U-21 level and also represented Great Britain at last year’s Olympic Games.

He is considered to be an outside to make England’s 2014 World Cup squad.

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