Fikayo Tomori and Josh King have regularly been named as targets of Steve Bruce’s in recent months, however it looks like neither will be arriving at St James’ Park anytime soon.
Starting with Tomori, widespread reports claim he’s been in talks with AC Milan and is now close to completing a loan move to the San Siro.
Frank Lampard has denied claims that the deal could include a ‘option to buy’, but insisted once again this morning that he’s set to leave in search of regular football – and it looks like that won’t be with Newcastle United.
Another name who’s been tipped to join Wilson and Fraser in making a move from Bournemouth to Bruce’s NUFC is Josh King.
He’s out of contract at the end of the season, making a cut-price move possible this month, however Alan Nixon has revealed how interested parties Newcastle, Everton and Aston Villa have found any potential deal anything but cheap!
His latest piece for The Sun claims that the versatile striker wants a whopping £120,000 per week!
Sadly, this is often the downside of deals involving a player either leaving on a free or a significantly cheaper transfer fee, with them and their agents often wanting to make up for that in wage demands!
So, Tomori set for Italy as things stand, loan target Brandon Williams likely to stay at Man Utd, Leicester prefer to sell Choudhury if they let him go and King a non-starter based on the silly salary he’s said to be asking for.
January is usually tough, but it seems we really are up against it this month!