Another day, another transfer update from The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards.
In his latest piece, he reports that we have stepped up our attempts to bring in attacking reinforcements after growing fears Callum Wilson will be missing for ‘months, not weeks.’
He claims that Divock Origi has been discussed in Toon transfer talks and will be allowed to leave Liverpool this month for as little as £7m.
The Belgium international is still only 26 and has ‘all the physical attributes’ Eddie Howe is looking for in a striker, making him a January option alongside Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah and Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke.
His ‘very generous’ wage packet is believed to have scuppered previous moves away from Anfield and it ‘remains to be seen’ if Newcastle would be willing to match his wage demands.
Elsewhere, The Telegraph also report that we’ve been in contact with Norwich City over a surprise January move for Todd Cantwell.
The 23-year-old has informed the club he won’t be signing a new contract, and The Telegraph claim Norwich would be open to doing a deal, feeling it would make sense to sell now – even to a relegation rival – rather than in the summer (when he’ll have entered the final 12 months of his current deal).
Newcastle have made an enquiry for the attacking midfielder and been told he’ll cost around £15-20m, giving us time to consider whether we’ll follow up our initial interest with a formal bid.