West Ham United youngster Jordan Spence is attracting rival Premier League interest.

The Mirror says Spence is a target for Aston Villa and Newcastle.

England under-21 defender Spence, 20, has been offered a new deal at Upton Park as his contract expires at the end of the season.

But Villa and Newcastle are watching developments closely after Spence - who has been on loan at Bristol City - got an England call-up to reward his progress.

Villa and Newcastle would have to pay compensation if they can persuade Spence to leave with West Ham.

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