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Why Newcastle look likely to beat Tottenham and West Ham to signing of Eze

Newcastle seemingly have a major advantage in the race to sign QPR star Ebere Eze.

Tottenham and West Ham are among the many clubs to have been linked with the England Under-21 international, as are Chelsea.

However, Jamie Reuben – currently a QPR director – being involved in the proposed takeover of Newcastle could reportedly make all the difference.

The Sunday Express have picked up on rumours that Reuben is prepared to use his influence to help the club sign Eze.

That could leave Spurs and West Ham disappointed and pave the way for the youngster to instead move to St James’ Park.

West Ham would like to snap up both Eze and Brentford winger Said Benrahma, according to ExWHUexployee on Twitter.

The account is known for being accurate when it comes to West Ham and will be taken as a clear sign that the east London club are interested in both men.

In fact it seems that West Ham are tracking other Brentford players as well as winger Benrahma.

QPR will hold out for as much money as possible if clubs make a move for Eze when the transfer window re-opens.

Rangers’ first-team coach Neil Banfield recently told West London Sport that it is inevitable the likes of  Eze, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Ilias Chair will move on if big offers come in.

“We’d love to get promoted and play with Ebs, Ilias and Brighty, but I think you’ve got to be realistic,” Banfield said.

“The real world is that if a club comes in now with loads of money then those lads have got to go. It’s just a fact of life.

“If the offers come in of £20m and £20m-plus, I don’t think there would be many clubs that could turn that down.