Chris Wooden is travelling to the North East to endure a medical with Newcastle, who’ve met the striker’s launch clause within the area of £20m.
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Newcastle in talks for Ekitike
Newcastle have opened talks with Reims for Hugo Ekitike of their bid to usher in a striker earlier than Saturday’s match towards relegation rivals Watford.
The Premier League aspect have made an off-the-cuff supply, nevertheless it has fallen in need of Reims’ £30m valuation of the in-form France U20 worldwide, with talks persevering with between the 2 golf equipment.
The Magpies are anticipated to make a proper supply, however might face competitors for the striker with two unnamed Premier League golf equipment additionally .
Ekitike, who made his debut for Reims in August, has scored eight objectives in 17 Ligue 1 appearances this season and registered three assists. The 19-year-old may play on the left wing.
Newcastle have been scrambling to interchange prime scorer Callum Wilson, who head coach Eddie Howe stated could be out with a calf harm for 2 months after Saturday’s shock FA Cup third-round defeat to Cambridge United.
Newcastle and Wolves enthusiastic about Monaco’s Badiashile
Newcastle are additionally making an attempt so as to add in defence following the arrival of Kieran Trippier.
They lodged a second bid price £29.3m for Lille’s Sven Botman on Friday, however the French membership worth him at nearer to £35m.
Wolves and Newcastle are each within the Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile.
The 20-year-old Monaco academy graduate is amongst quite a few choices on this place each golf equipment are taking a look at.
Newcastle wish to signal a minimum of one centre-back, with Botman their major goal.
Wolves needed to signal Botman in the summertime and have been additionally enthusiastic about Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Automobile, who’s once more in the marketplace in January.
Wolves are usually not anticipated to spend a big charge on any new gamers this month.
Technical director Scott Sellars outlined the membership’s method to January final week and stated they might do enterprise, however wouldn’t be busy.