Jack Colback has rejected the chance to join West Ham and has signed for his boyhood club Newcastle.
It is unclear at this stage the wages on offer and length of contract, however it is believed the player was offered a £10m package to join West Ham over a 4 year contract.
Disappointing news for the club but we move on.
Meanwhile it is believed Winston Reid has demanded a pay increase on his current contract to £75,000 if he is to extend the deal beyond next summer. The centre back has been a revelation for the club over the last two seasons, and it is expected the club will give in to his demands to keep their most valuable defender.