Sam slams lid on Toon bid for Tom
SAM ALLARDYCE has rejected a £2.5million bid from Newcastle for West Ham star James Tomkins.
But the Hammers are still facing a battle to convince the highly-rated defender to sign a new contract at Upton Park.
Allardyce is determined to keep the 22-year-old and snubbed Newcastle’s offer that was made over the weekend.
Former Hammers boss Alan Pardew targeted Tomkins after losing Steven Taylor for the rest of the season with an Achilles injury.
Tomkins, who has been with the club since the age of seven, has been in talks over a new deal but is keen on a return to the Premier League.
Newcastle could come back with another offer in the New Year while QPR are also huge admirers.