According to the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Nice are standing firm on their £20m valuation of Allan Saint-Maximin – while Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen is said to be keen on a move to St James’ Park.
On Saint-Maximin, Ryder states that we are yet to submit an acceptable offer for the 22-year-old, but insists that we are still looking to sign the Frenchman – despite the fact he’s been included in their squad for tomorrow’s pre-season clash with Cardiff.
So, it seems we’re keen to sign him, but are intent on haggling on price and landing him for a fee below their £20m price tag. The Joelinton deal may have suggested we’re now happy to spend big, however this sounds like classic Newcastle United regarding what should be a fairly simple deal for Saint-Maximin.
Meanwhile, Lee Ryder claims that Hull City star Jarrod Bowen would be keen on a move to Newcastle United this summer.
He appears to be a potential alternative to Saint-Maximin, with the Chronicle stating that Bruce is an admirer of the right-winger who bagged an impressive 22 Championship goals last season.