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Top flight suitors will have to pay big for West Ham's Tomkins

Championship promotion contenders West Ham have warned interested club's they will have to pay big for defender James Tomkins. Tomkins has been linked with a January move to Premier League side Newcastle with the Magpies believed to have already had a £3million bid turned down by the Upton Park club.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is waiting further offers for the 22-year-old when the transfer window reopens.

"Not that we want to, but you never know what's around the corner. It would be the same for anybody else.

"We just have to wait and see."

West Ham are currently discussing a new long-term deal with their prized asset.

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