... Newcastle have made a shock move to hijack Jonny Heitinga's move to West Ham.
The Hammers had been confident of landing Everton's experienced utility player, but the player has said this morning he will NOT be heading to Upton Park.
Sam Allardyce is now resigned to losing 30-year-old Heitinga to Newcastle who made their interest known on Monday night.
The Holland defender is out of contract at the end of the season.
Alan Pardew says Newcastle are looking to reinforce their own defensive options given the injury to Fabricio Coloccini, even though Steven Taylor is back to full fitness.