Newcastle United are interested in signing in-form West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen, 90min can confirm.

The 25-year-old has been a hugely influential figure for the Hammers this season, scoring 14 goals in all competitions to help fire the club back into the Premier League's top six and into the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Bowen's 17 goal involvements in the Premier League - nine goals and eight assists - is the highest of any English player in the division and he had been tipped to break into Gareth Southgate's most recent England squad - only to see a fractured bone in his foot rule out a possible call-up for March's international friendlies.

90min revealed in December that to reward his superb and sustained run of form, West Ham were ready to open talks with Bowen over a new and improved contract - and initial discussions have taken place between the club and his representatives.

However, with Bowen in the form of his career, he is starting to attract significant interest from elsewhere, putting the Hammers under real pressure to make him one of the highest paid players at London Stadium.