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West Ham to offer Randolph to Newcastle

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West Ham are prepared to offer Newcastle the chance to sign Darren Randolph, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

The regional newspaper claims that the Hammers will look to offload their senior goalkeeper should England international Joe Hart secure a move to the London Stadium this summer.

It is understood that the Manchester City stopper is set to join West Ham on loan, with a view to making the deal permanent after they pay 50 per cent of his £100,000-a-week wages for the season.

The report says that Randolph is likely to drop down the pecking order in Slaven Bilic’s side should Hart arrive, meaning that he could be offered the chance to play for Rafa Benitez at St. James’ Park.

The Chronicle says that Benitez is eager to bring in a new goalkeeper this summer after already missing out on deals for Napoli’s Pepe Reina and Willy Caballero, who opted to join Chelsea.

Randolph, 30, was in and out of the West Ham squad last season as Bilic struggled to choose between him and Spanish ‘keeper Adrian.

The 21-times Republic of Ireland international made 27 appearances across all competitions last season for the east London club, keeping six clean sheets in the process.

The Chronicle adds that the Magpies are looking to sell Tim Krul and Karl Darlow this summer while Rob Elliot and Freddie Woodman are expected to stay.

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