Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion are discussing a swap deal involving two strikers, a report claims.
Rondon has a deal which expires in 2019, and has a buy-out clause in his current contract set at £16.5million. It is believed that Albion turned down Newcastle’s initial approach, which involved loaning Rondon next season, but are keen on a deal which would see Gayle come the other way.
However, it is worth noting that any possibility of a loan swap would need Rondon to extend his current deal, or for Newcastle guaranteeing a fee to pay once his loan spell is over.
The report also suggests that the Toon will look to bring in a new central defender, with Chancel Mbemba heading to Porto for £5.5m and goalkeeper Matz Sels set to join Strasbourg for £4m.