Newcastle United ‘preparing offer’ for Leeds United star as youngster ‘has the pick’ of Championship clubs

The Magpies are not expected to meet the valuation of their Premier League rivals.

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Newcastle United are reportedly preparing a bid for Leeds United star Jack Harrison - but are still expected to fall short of the Whites valuation of their winger.

The former Manchester City and New York City player has been the subject of interest from the Magpies over the last two months as Eddie Howe looks to strengthen his attacking ranks ahead of the new Premier League season.

Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby is said to be at the top of their wanted list after impressing over the last season with the Bundesliga outfit.

The Magpies remain interested in the France international but Leverkusen are said to be demanding around £60million for one of their prized assets.

That has forced United’s recruitment staff to consider other options with Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi and Leeds star Harrison said to be one of the players currently under consideration.

The Mail have reported Newcastle are considering an offer of around £20million for 25-year-old Whites winger Harrison.

However, Leeds are not under pressure to part company with Harrison after recouping around £97million from the sales of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips.

That could mean Newcastle may have to increase their offer if they are to tempt Jesse Marsch into allowing another of his key players to depart Elland Road.

Anderson ‘has the pick’ of Championship clubs as next loan move is considered

Newcastle are still said to be considering what the new season holds in store for youngster Elliot Anderson.

Newcastle United's Elliot Anderson.Newcastle United's Elliot Anderson.
Newcastle United's Elliot Anderson.

The attacking midfielder shone during the first loan move of his career with Bristol Rovers last season and is being handed a chance to impress Magpies boss Eddie Howe during pre-season.

It seems increasingly likely Anderson will spend at least part of next season out on loan with Rovers keen to secure his services once again.

However, the Mirror have reported Joey Barton’s side face strong competition from a whole host of Championship clubs including Luton Town, Huddersfield Town, West Bromwich Albion and Millwall.

Anderson spoke about the new season in an interview with the club website, saying: “I've got to try and compete for a place around the team and see how I can do.

“I think not trying too hard to do that (is important) - just do your stuff, and see if you catch an eye, and work as hard as you can.

“It's kind of like a free hit - I'll give it my best shot, and if they think I need another season out (on loan), I'm happy to do that. Whatever's best for me.”