The official reason Saudi Arabia-linked Miguel Almiron and Jamaal Lascelles miss Newcastle United FA Cup tie

Newcastle United will have to do without the services of Miguel Almiron.Newcastle United will have to do without the services of Miguel Almiron.
Newcastle United will have to do without the services of Miguel Almiron. | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United will have to do without Miguel Almiron and Jamaal Lascelles as they look to secure a place in round five of the FA Cup.

Newcastle United are looking to secure only their second win over a Premier League club in the FA Cup since 2005 as they face Fulham tonight.

And they will have to do so without the services of Paraguayan international Miguel Almiron. They're also missing club captain Jamaal Lascelles.

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Almiron was pictured by fans entering the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle on Friday, but has been linked with a move away from the club. Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab have made overtures to sign the 29-year-old before the window closes in their country on January 30.

Meanwhile, Lascelles has also been linked with a move away from the club, with Turkish giants Besiktas eyeing a move this month.

As Newcastle made their way to Craven Cottage off the bus, Almiron was not seen coming off the bus. There was also no sign of Jamaal Lascelles.

However, youngsters Alex Murphy, Travis Hernes and Ben Parkinson were pictured.

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Newcastle United have confirmed Almiron misses out due to illness, while Lascelles is out with an injury.

Newcastle are looking to end a dismal run of form, where they have won just twice in their last 10 games, one of which was against the Cottagers.

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