Janmaat_3191088West Ham are looking to sign right back Darly Janmaat from relegated Newcastle, according to several reports in the media over the past few days.

The Hammers are said to be desperate to provide back up to Sam Byram which if true should indicate Slaven Bilic has admitted defeat in his Michail Antonio right back experiment. West Ham are expected to face competition from both Watford and Napoli to land the right back. Janmaat has four years left on his contract but it is claimed he could be available for just £3m.

Rafa Benitez left Janmaat out of his squad for yesterday’s game against Bristol City. For the second successive game, Benitez fielded Vurnon Anita out of position at right-back. Asked about Janmaat’s absence, Benitez said: “I have to pick the best players for the game. In this case, I thought Anita did well the other day (against Reading), and I wanted to stick with him.”