Newcastle and West Brom in talks over big striker swap deal

Date published: Sunday 22nd July 2018 5:36

Salomon Rondon: Leading man for Albion

Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion are discussing a swap deal involving two strikers, a report claims.

According to the Daily Mail on Sunday, the Magpies and the Baggies are in talks over a swap deal which includes Salomon Rondon and Dwight Gayle.

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.

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