Newcastle have launched a second bid for Brighton’s Dan Burn this morning. The first bid believed to be in the £7-8m range was rejected by Albion earlier in the week.
The Mail, as well as The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, are reporting of the improved bid. This latest offer is reportedly for £10m.
Brighton have received a new offer for Dan Burn from #nufc . Magpies, travelling home from Saudi Arabia, awaiting a response. First bid of £7million turned down.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 29, 2022
The Blyth-born defender has become Newcastle’s top defensive target as moves for Sevilla’s Diego Carlos and Lille’s Sven Botman ended in defeat. Burn would provide another left-footed option for Eddie Howe at the back.
The center-back is entering the final 18-months of his contract and will reach the transitional age of 30 in May. This is an excellent offer for the 6’7″ defender who joined Brighton from Wigan in 2018 for a fee just north of £3m.
Newcastle hope to add at least one center-back and another attacker before the window slams shut on Monday. Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah was named by The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards as the most likely attacking addition.
The 22-year-old striker is out of contract at the end of the season. Edwards believes he has been a target from early in the window with Newcastle making their final push this week.
As things stand, it appears unlikely that a deal for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard can be reached. However, there is always a chance Newcastle go back in for the 29-year-old by deadline day.
The barrier remains Man U’s insistence of including a £12m survival bonus. This bonus would bring Newcastle’s total cost for a four-month loan into the £15-16m range. If The Red Devils can agree to lessen that amount, a deal could theoretically be reached.
A similar clause is reportedly part of the deal to bring Bruno Guimaraes to Tyneside. The midfielder should be announced imminently after undergoing medical checks in Brazil on Friday.