Newcastle continue Tomkins talks with West Ham

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew remains in talks for West Ham defender James Tomkins.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew remains in talks for West Ham defender James Tomkins.

The Toon’s top priority is to recruit a ­defender, with Steven Taylor ruled out for the rest of the season.

Tomkins is top of the list, but so far the clubs have failed to agree a fee for the centre-half. Pardew had claimed it was unlikely he would bring in a forward this month.

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