West Brom are interested in signing Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden during this month's transfer window, according to the Daily Telegraph.

A product of the Arsenal academy, the midfielder joined Newcastle in 2016 and has made eight Premier League appearances for the club this season.

Hayden has emerged as a key player in recent weeks and has started the Magpies' last three league games after struggling to get minutes for Newcastle towards the start of the campaign.

His performances have attracted the interest of a few clubs and it has been claimed West Brom are interested in taking him to the Hawthorns during the winter window.

But the Baggies have received little indication from Newcastle that they are ready to let the 23-year-old midfielder leave this month.

The Championship outfit want to strengthen their midfield options in January and Hayden has emerged as a top target for the club.

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But they are facing competition from a few clubs for Hayden’s signature and have received little encouragement for Newcastle in their pursuit as well.

Rafael Benitez may be unlikely to allow the midfielder to leave unless he is guaranteed to find a replacement.