West Ham offered chance to sign Newcastle centre-back Chancel Mbemba

Chancel Mbemba
Image: Chancel Mbemba has struggled for first-team games at Newcastle

West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Newcastle centre-back Chancel Mbemba, according to Sky sources.

Mbemba moved to Newcastle from Anderlecht for £8m in 2015 but has had limited opportunities to play this season.

West Ham are keen to sign a central defender this month, with Swansea's Alfie Mawson their top target, but the Welsh club are reluctant to sell the England U21.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Diafra Sakho of West Ham United is closed down by Chancel Mbemba of Newcastle United
Image: Diafra Sakho could be used as part of the deal for Mbemba

Newcastle would want to make sure they have a replacement before sanctioning the sale of Mbemba.

And West Ham would be happy to include Diafra Sakho, who is in talks over a £10m move to Crystal Palace, as part of any potential deal.

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There are now doubts over whether Palace's deal for striker Sakho, who has struggled for first-team games at the Hammers, will be completed.

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Whatever happens, Sky Sports News has been told that Sakho will definitely be leaving West Ham this month.

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