West Brom have told Newcastle they will have to part with around £16million if they want to sign Salomon Rondon permanently, according to reports from the Northern Echo.
The Magpies were interested in making the Venezuelan’s loan permanent during the January window, but Albion rejected their moves.
The report added that West Brom are willing to accept Dwight Gayle as part of a swap deal, but they would demand further cash on top for Rondon.
Gayle, 28, joined the Championship club on-loan from Newcastle in the summer, and currently has 16 league goals to his name.
Rondon has become a key figure for Newcastle this season in their attempts to beat the drop, netting six goals to help the Magpies move clear of the relegation zone.
Although the Premier League side could lower West Brom’s demands by adding Gayle to the deal, owner Mike Ashley may still be reluctant to give up significant funds for a player who is only seven months away from turning 30.
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