West Ham and Newcastle interested in Jefferson Savarino

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Jefferson Savarino of Venezuela during the Group A match between Venezuela and Peru during Copa America Brazil 2019 at Arena do Gremio stadium on June 15, 2019, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jefferson Savarino
Image: Jefferson Savarino is reportedly available for £6m

West Ham and Newcastle are interested in signing Real Salt Lake winger Jefferson Savarino, Sky Sports News understands.

Both clubs are due to watch the Venezuelan winger play in the Copa America on Wednesday against hosts Brazil.

The 22-year-old playmaker has scored three times so far in this season's Major League Soccer and is apparently available for £6m.

Newcastle are still chasing Savarino's Venezuelan team-mate Salamon Rondon, but uncertainty over a potential takeover of the club has halted any transfer progress.

The West Brom striker spent last season on loan at the Magpies and has one year left on his current deal but with a £16.5m release clause.

West ham, on the other hand, are still looking to add to their attacking options after having a £29m bid accepted for Uruguayan forward Maxi Gomes.

VIGO, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: Maxi Gomez of RC Celta de Vigo celebrates after scores the second goal during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real
Image: West Ham have had a bid accepted for Celta Vigo's Maxi Gomez

Sky Sports News understands that Valencia have also had the same offer accepted by their La Liga rivals, which includes add-ons.

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Gomez has been a target for the Hammers since last summer, and extensive talks were also held in January but the Spanish club wanted his £43.3m release clause met.

Manuel Pellegrini's side have already spent big so far this window with the capture of Pablo Fornals from Villarreal for £24m.

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