Manager provides key update regarding Newcastle United transfer pursuit

Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle has stated that Newcastle United will need to significantly increase their offer in order to secure the services of Grant Hanley.

Having dispensed with the services of stalwarts Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor this summer, Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is currently in the market to sign a new defender and reports have claimed that the Magpies are currently considering a swoop for Grant Hanley.

Hanley has been one of the most consistent defenders in the Championship over the past few seasons and according to reports, Newcastle have put offers in an attempt to sign the Scottish international.

However, it was revealed recently by the Chronicle that Newcastle have had their initial offer of £3.5 million as well as an improved bid of £4.5 million rejected by Blackburn.

Now Blackburn manager Owen Coyle has gone on to speak regarding the future of Hanley and has stated that the Magpies will have to significantly increase their offer in order to lure their star player away from Ewood Park this summer.

As quoted by the Chronicle, Coyle stated, “I don’t want to sell Grant. You can’t stop clubs enquiring about your players. In my opinion they’re nowhere the valuation of Grant.”