Newcastle in talks for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon
By Keith Downie, Sky Sports News reporter
Last Updated: 29/07/18 2:20pm
Newcastle are in talks with West Brom to sign striker Salomon Rondon, according to Sky sources.
We understand the Venezuela international has a £16.5m release clause in his contract and Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez sees him as a replacement for Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Fulham agree £22m fee for Mitrovic
Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic looks set for a permanent move to Fulham after a £22m bid was accepted, according to Sky sources.
Newcastle have stepped up their interest in Rondon following the Serb's proposed transfer to Fulham, which is close to completion, with Mitrovic now in London for a medical.
The move for Rondon could involve Dwight Gayle going in the other direction - either in a straight loan-swap or a player-plus-cash deal.
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Gayle was an unused substitute in Saturday night's 0-0 draw with Porto.
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