QPR will challenge Newcastle for West Ham defender Tomkins

QPR are expected to rival Newcastle United for West Ham United defender James Tomkins.

QPR are expected to rival Newcastle United for West Ham United defender James Tomkins.

Newcastle have had a £2.5million bid for the 22-year-old rejected as Alan Pardew looks to bolster his injury hit back four and Tomkins is believed to be on United's radar.

Ex-Toon boss Sam Allardyce is keen to keep Tomkins as he looks to take the Hammers back to the Premier League.

Tomkins will continue talks on a new deal but Queens Park Rangers are also keen on the player.

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