Three local journalists are reporting issues with Newcastle’s pursuit of Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen.
Liam Kennedy has written in the Shields Gazette that Newcastle are unwilling to match the Hull’s £20m fee for the twenty-two-year-old.
Lee Ryder with the Chronicle also echoes those sentiments and has sent the following tweet on this development.
#nufc are refusing to pay the £20million asking price for Hull's Jarrod Bowen.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 27, 2019
Keith Downie with Sky Sports is reporting that Jarrod Bowen is on the back burner for now. That may be due to the reported asking price.
Newcastle back in for PSG left-back Stanley N’Soki. Tried to sign him last summer. PSG value him at £12m. Lazio also keen. Understand Hull’s Jarrod Bowen is a non-starter for now #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) July 27, 2019
We suspect that the top two targets right now are Nice’s Allan Saint-Maximin and PSG’s Stanley N’Soki who Newcastle currently have bids in for. We have yet to hear if either of the reported bids have been rejected though both are less than the asking prices of the players.
Both players did not feature in their pre-season friendlies today so that may be some good news.
Steve Bruce did not have too much information on the transfer front after today’s game. Mark Douglas from the Chronicle did tweet this about Bruce’s response on transfers.
Not much from Bruce on transfers but 'quietly confident #nufc are edging closer to one or two'.
Suggested it could be in next 24-48 hours.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) July 27, 2019