The Chronicle are reporting that Newcastle are believed to have already had a bid rejected for in-demand Nice striker Alassane Plea.
It’s only recently we have been linked with the 25-year-old who scored 16 goals in 35 Ligue 1 games last season for Nice.
Sky Sports have recently reported that West Ham had already bid €30M for the striker and we have no idea what Newcastle’s bid was.
Newcastle have bid rejected for Nice striker Alassane Plea
Fulham are also interested in the striker and the Chronicle report the bid fell short of the fee Nice are looking for.
Nice will be hoping for other bids coming in with German club Borussia Mönchengladbach also interested.
This will be a problem Newcastle will face this summer – their targets will be a lot more expensive then they had envisaged.
Some will not be worth the money – like Nicolai Mick Jorgensen from Feyenoord for £20M – and it will be tricky for Rafa to know which ones he should pay out the big bucks for.
Hopefully, we will also get some bargain buys.
We have two already in goalkeeper Martin Dubravka for £4M from Sparta Prague and free agent Ki Sung-yueng from relegated Swansea who could become an excellent player for us.
Those are two excellent additions to the squad but we need more good players coming in.