Hammers braced for fresh bids from Newcastle for defender Tomkins
22:22 GMT, 31 December 2012
Newcastle are continuing to show interest in West Ham defender James Tomkins.
The 23-year-old was the subject of a series of failed bids from Alan Pardew last year and West Ham are braced for a fresh bid before the end of the month.
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The Hammers, meanwhile, are maintaining interest in Southampton striker Rickie Lambert but fear Nigel Adkins will not sell until the summer.
And former Southampton striker David Connolly has signed a one month contract with Portsmouth. The 35-year-old was a free agent.