According to both The Chronicle and the Birmingham Mail, Newcastle and West Brom have now resumed talks over a deal which could see Salomon Rondon finally sign at St James’ Park before next Thursday’s transfer deadline.
‘Newcastle and West Brom are back in talks over the potential transfer of Salomon Rondon.
‘Reports in the North East claim the West Brom striker is Rafael Benitez’s main target – but the Toon’s hopes of a cash plus Dwight Gayle deal had seemingly stuttered due to the striker not wanting to drop down to the Championship.
‘That saw a break in talks between the two clubs, but now reports suggest that the talks are back onthe table.
‘Lee Ryder is Newcastle United reporter for our sister title the Chronicle Live , he claims that Dwight Gayle is still very much part of the negotiations.
‘The Daily Mail report the same news that Gayle is now very much back in the frame for a switch.
‘The two clubs now hope to get the deal concluded before Thursday’s deadline.’
Let’s hope this one can be wrapped up as soon as possible.
He may not be everyone’s ideal choice up top, but he’s a handful, far more suited to Gayle in a lone striker role and, most importantly, is clearly a player Benitez feels would improve our first-team.
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