According to the Sun, Newcastle have had a £4.5m bid rejected for Amiens right-back Emil Krafth.
It was reported by Alan Nixon (the Sun) over the weekend that we were eyeing a £1m move for the Swedish international, but his latest ‘exclusive’ claims our initial offer was significantly higher.
Amiens actually completed a £2m deal for the 24-year-old this summer after his successful loan spell in France last season, meaning a £4.5m move would’ve given them an instant profit, however it seems they’ve said no.
Here’s a snippet from the Sun’s latest piece:
‘NEWCASTLE UNITED have made a £4.5 million bid for Swedish right back Emil Krafth – but French club Amiens said no.
Steve Bruce’s money men offered Amiens an instant profit on Krafth who only joined them for £2 million in the summer.
However Amiens rate Krafth even higher although Newcastle think they have gone far enough for a squad player.
Krafth wants to go and knows there is a lucrative deal on Tyneside.
But Amiens are asking for more of a fee as they want to spend themselves.‘
The Chronicle actually confirmed our interest in Krafth last week, revealing that we had scouts present to watch him in Amiens friendly with Hull.
It remains to be seen if a second bid will arrive, with Nixon stating that he’s being looked at as a ‘squad player’ – and presumably someone to compete with DeAndre Yedlin.