Newcastle have been linked with Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik since last season. While it always appeared that the link was contingent on a successful Saudi takeover, reports continued to link the 26-year-old with a move to Newcastle well into the summer window.
Milik’s contract saga with Napoli has been well-publicized over the past year. The Serie A club have tried to tie down the Polish international for quite some time. However, Milik has rejected all offers.
The club attempted to sell their striker during the summer but found no takers. With his contract running out next summer, they may have to offload him on the cheap in January to get anything for him.
Sport Witness is citing a strange claim from Vincenzo Morabito that Newcastle had a bid of around £22m rejected for Milik this summer. That seems very unlikely.
It is also a big doubt that Milik would join Newcastle over a club that competes in Europe. However, as it stands, the striker is frozen out at Napoli at the moment and has not played a game this season.
With the European Championships fast approaching, he’ll have to find a resolution to his situation or risk missing out next summer. Newcastle could possibly provide a temporary fix by bringing him on loan in January.
However, there will likely be other clubs interesting in a bargain deal for the 55 times capped Polish International. Napoli will likely want a permanent transfer in January to recoup some of the near £30m they paid for him in 2013.