Takvim claim West Ham United have pulled out of the race to sign West Bromwich Albion’s Salomon Rondon and now it’s a two way battle between Newcastle United and Fenerbahce.

Recent reports from Turkey said Rondon is a target for the Istanbul side, but Takvim claim Newcastle United are determined to keep the player. The South American scored 11 Premier League goals whilst on loan at St James’ Park last season.

According to Takvim, Fenerbahce remain keen on the West Brom player and are working very hard to finalise a deal. However, Newcastle’s interest in the attacker is making things difficult for the Turkish side, even though West Ham are no longer looking to sign him.

Yesterday reports in Turkey said Fenerbahce have offered €4m a season to the 29 year old.

It’s unlikely the Venezuelan striker will continue at the Hawthorns.

Slaven Bilic has been announced as manager, and the club will likely want to get a Rondon sale concluded to help with transfer funds. Fenerbahce would likely prefer a loan, which would give Newcastle the advantage.