Newcastle ready £20m bid for Arsenal target as Bruce confirms interest

Date published: Friday 26th July 2019 3:30

Newcastle United are set to go back in for Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin with a £20m bid, according to reports.

Manager Steve Bruce recently confirmed that Saint-Maximin was a target for the Magpies, saying: “I don’t think it’s on the verge of happening, but he’s somebody we have looked at. He’s somebody we have identified and we will see what happens.”

They have already reportedly seen a £14m bid for the France U21 international rejected, but The Sun claim that they are set to raise their offer to £20m – which they believe will tempt Nice into selling.

Saint-Maximin, who remains under contract until 2022, has been linked with Arsenal and AC Milan in the past, having contributed 11 goals and assists in 67 games for Nice in his two seasons there.

However, Newcastle now look to be real contenders for the 22-year-old’s signature, as they aim for more high-profile signings following the club-record arrival of £40m forward Joelinton.

 

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