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Sport Predicted Newcastle XI vs Swansea

13:06  13 january  2018
13:06  13 january  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Shelvey considered a top target for West Ham in January

  Shelvey considered a top target for West Ham in January David Moyes is lining up a shock move for Newcastle’s mercurial midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to a Mirror exclusive. Moyes is believed to be desperate to strengthen his midfield in the January transfer window as he looks to boost the Hammers’ chances of survival this season. With the long-term future of Mark Noble in mind, Jonjo Shelvey is one key name that features highly on Moyes’ list. Since signing for the Magpies in 2016 from Swansea, Shelvey has shown that he has untapped potential, but he has yet to hit full stride for Rafa Benitez’ side. The former Liverpool and Swansea midfielder has already been sent off twice this season, and is now seen by a large section of the North East club’s fan base as a liability, due to his persistent temperament issues. When not suspended, Shelvey has struggled to maintain a regular place in Newcastle’s starting line-up, and with Amanda Staveley’s takeover still not having gone through for the club just yet, the Magpies could be tempted to sell Shelvey in order to raise funds for transfers. Newcastle would presumably want to make back much of the £12million that they paid for him if he is to leave Tyneside in January.

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Despite talk of a takeover rumbling on in the background, Newcastle United have business to attend to in the Premier League.

Rafa Benitez’s men welcome Swansea City to St James Park in a crucial game for their relegation hopes.

Swansea, who have recently appointed Carlos Carvalhal, sit bottom of the Premier League, searching for wins to pull them out of the drop zone.

A win for Newcastle could put them into the top half of the table, depending on other results.

Here is how we think Benitez will line his team up on Saturday.

Andre Ayew holding out for Marseille return .
According to reports circulating from Ghanaweb, West Ham forward Andre Ayew is hoping for a move back to his former side Marseille. The 28-year-old spent 8 years in France with Marseille, scoring 45 goals in 152 appearances for the side currently placed 3rd in Ligue 1. Ayew impressed when first moving to England on a free transfer, joining Swansea at the end of his Marseille contract in the summer of 2015. During his time in Wales, the Ghanian managed 12 goals and 5 assists in his debut season in England. West Ham next summer decided that Ayew would be the right man to become their record-signing ahead of the London Stadium move. He arrived in Stratford and joined the Hammers for £20m. In all competitions so far in his career at West Ham, Ayew has played 50 games and socred 12 goals. The misfit was rumoured to return to Swansea this month but West Ham swiftly rejected a £14m bid, holding out for the £20m they paid for him last season. It is thought David Moyes will be willing to sell Andre Ayew in order to target new players this window. If the £20m is offered for the 28-year-old, the move back to France could be desirable for both clubs.

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