Newcastle United launch ‘£34m bid’ for Leeds United star as transfer talks ‘continue’
All the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as the Magpies prepare for the big kick-off this weekend.
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But they must now prove themselves in real competition, with a clash with newly promoted Nottingham Forest this weekend.
In the meantime, Eddie Howe will still be searching for further additions, with a striker his number one priority at this stage of the window.
With that in mind, we have rounded up the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding St James’ Park.
The Magpies want more attacking reinforcements this summer, and winger Harrison has emerged as an option.
Though, there are two key factors that could make this deal an expensive one - if not an impossible one.
Leeds have already sold two key players this summer in Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, and they are not going to want to lose a third.
That factor, added to the fact clubs will charge Newcastle more because of their wealth, means this could be a difficult deal.
Leeds are said to want around £40million if they are to sell Harrison.
Elsewhere, Newcastle are said to want to continue talks with Leicester City over James Maddison.
The Magpies saw a £35million bid swiftly rejected, with Leicester wanting around £60million to part ways with their England international.
According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle remain optimistic, but they ‘will not go close’ to Leicester’s asking price.
Maddison is said to be interested, offering Newcastle hope, but it still seems a deal would be difficult to pull off given the Magpies don’t want to pay big to land him.
Leicester are a financially solid club and are unlikely to lower their asking price, especially this close to the season, and especially given they would be selling to a rival.
Brendan Rodgers recently said that the bid would only cover ‘three quarters of his (Maddison’s) right leg’.