Some breaking news from Sky Sports tonight, who confirm that Brighton have made a bid to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic – however the Chronicle have since revealed that it has been immediately snubbed by NUFC, with it falling short of the club’s £15m valuation.
The Serbian has started just one Premier League game all season and recently admitted in an interview in his homeland that he is reluctantly looking to leave this month in order to gain some first team football.
Sky claim that West Brom also hold an interest in signing the 23-year-old, but report that it is Brighton who have lodged a formal bid for the striker:
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) January 23, 2018
As Lee Ryder reveals, it has been immediately snubbed by Newcastle, with the club unlikely to sell to a relegation rival and unwilling to sell for any less than the club’s valuation of £15m.
#nufc have received a bid for Mitrovic for Brighton – but it’s not close to the club’s valuation of £15million. United aren’t likely to sell to a rival in the relegation battle on the cheap. #transferwindow
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 23, 2018
Interestingly, it looks like two former NUFC managers in Chris Hughton and Alan Pardew will be battling it out for his signature, however it has been made clear by the Chronicle that we will only sell if A) an acceptable offer in the region of £15m arrives and B) a replacement is found.