Newcastle United learn hefty ‘price tag’ of key transfer target as fresh striker ‘offer’ made

All the latest Newcastle United transfer news and rumours as the Magpies look to build on their solid start.
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Newcastle United have enjoyed an excellent start to the new season.

The Magpies have five points from their first three games, and that includes a tricky away clash with Brighton and a home date with champions Manchester City.

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Newcastle will be pleased with their start, but Eddie Howe is unlikely to be satisfied with his squad as the deadline looms.

The Magpies are still looking for another forward, but they are now running out of time.

Here we round up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding St James’ Park.

Harrison price tag

Newcastle now know how much they will have to pay to complete the signing of Leeds United star Jack Harrison.

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The Magpies have now seen two bids rejected for the winger, including their last, which was worth more than £20million.

According to Football Insider, Leeds have already decided on their price tag for Harrison, and it would force Newcastle to pay big.

It’s claimed the Whites want as much as £35million to sell Harrison.

Leeds are in a strong position having already sold two key players for big money this summer.

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They don’t plan on losing a third, and amid their good start to the season, players are not likely to be inclined to push for a move.

Joao Pedro update

There is a fresh update over Newcastle’s reported pursuit of Watford star Joao Pedro.

According to Sky Sports, the Magpies have now made a bid worth as much as £30million for the forward.

Watford were said to have rejected an offer worth £25million recently.

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It’s claimed Newcastle initially offered £17.5million for Joao Pedro, but they could end up paying the best part of double that figure.

The report claims talks are ongoing between the two clubs as they deadline looms, and Newcastle will be hoping they can strike a deal on time.

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