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Newcastle United and Tottenham are reportedly set to miss out on the signing of Harvey Barnes as the Leicester City star closes in on a move to join West Ham United.

Barnes was part of the side that were relegated to the Championship last season, but he is poised to remain in the top flight as he picks his next club, with David Moyes’ side in pole position to land the winger ahead of their Premier League rivals.

The 25-year-old was one of the most lethal English midfielders in front of goal last season, scoring 13 goals in the league for Leicester and providing one assist in 34 appearances. But despite Barnes’ best efforts, Leicester were relegated

Reports suggest West Ham are closing in on the signing of the one-cap England international, with Aston Villa, Newcastle and Spurs all likely to miss out on the forward as the east London side are ‘advancing negotiations’, according to reports.

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source: express.co.uk