Newcastle United are interested in signing Brentford winger Jota this summer, according to the Mirror.

The report claims that Newcastle are keen to make a move for the forward and will battle Premier League rivals West Ham for his signature.

West Ham have been touted with a move for Jota throughout the summer and were reportedly set to sign the Spaniard.

However, Newcastle have now entered the fray and are looking to beat West Ham to the signing.

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Jota impressed for Brentford in the Championship last season, and played against Newcastle.

The Toon won the Championship in May after they were able to pip fellow Premier League new boys Brighton to the title in the final weeks of the season.

They are now looking to return to the second division in order to bolster their squad. Rafa Benitez sees Jota as the man to strengthen their options out wide this season.

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