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Newcastle 'reject £25m bid' for key player

Newcastle United have rejected a £25million bid for Jamaal Lascelles, according to a report.

Sky Sports claim that West Ham United bid for the club's captain.

The offer was reportedly an initial £20million, with an extra £5million in add-ons.

It is reported that Lascelles, signed from Nottingham Forest four years ago, is "not for sale".

The 24-year-old led Newcastle to a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League last season.

Lascelles addressed speculation over his future in May.

Jamaal Lascelles.

Jamaal Lascelles.

He told the Gazette: "This is the happiest I’ve been. I’m playing week in, week out. I’m the captain here. The fans love me. I’ve got a good relationship with them, because I love them."