Newcastle United, Man United & West Ham transfer update as £15.2m release clause claim made

Stuttgart forward Serhou Guirassy has reportedly attracted interest from Newcastle United. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images)Stuttgart forward Serhou Guirassy has reportedly attracted interest from Newcastle United. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images)
Stuttgart forward Serhou Guirassy has reportedly attracted interest from Newcastle United. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United, Manchester United and West Ham United were reportedly among the Premier League teams interested.

Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy is set to stay at the German outfit after interested clubs failed to activate his release clause in time.

Guirassy has reportedly caught the attention of several European clubs - including Newcastle United, Manchester United, West Ham United and AC Milan - having netted an hugely impressive 19 goals in 16 appearances this campaign.

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The 27-year-old had a £15.2million release clause at the beginning of January but that's understood to have expired. As a result, Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg claims Guirassy has told Stuttgart to wants to stay.

Plettenberg posted on X: "Serhou #Guirassy: He wants to stay @VfB in winter! Stuttgart bosses informed about the decision of the 27 y/o top striker!

"If nothing extraordinary happens with other clubs until Deadline Day (Injuries etc. and unexpected crazy offers etc.) then this decision is final.

"His release clause for the winter has already expired. More teams from England have inquired about him in the last few days..."

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Guirassy is currently competing with Guinea at the African Cup of Nations but a hamstring injury saw him miss his nation's 1-1 draw against Cameroon in their Group C opener.

Newcastle are in search of a third striker option considering Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson's injury troubles this season but cover is unlikely to arrive until the summer.

The Magpies are close to the edge of allowable losses over a three-year period in relation to the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules.

United boss Eddie Howe recently admitted: "In an ideal world, given the freedom to act we would have brought players in already.

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"But we're not in that situation - as Darren Eales alluded to on Thursday - Financial Fair Play is a problem for us, and we're having to navigate round that. That's the position we're in. When does it become a problem? It's already one, but we're trying to manage through it."

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