Jordan Lukaku loan move to Newcastle from Lazio falls through

Jordan Lukaku during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and SS Lazio at Stadio San Paolo on January 20, 2019 in Naples, Italy
Image: Jordan Lukaku will not be joining Newcastle on loan

Jordan Lukaku's proposed loan move to Newcastle has collapsed, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The 24-year-old, brother of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, was expected to join on loan from Lazio until the end of the season after undergoing a medical on Tyneside on Friday.

However, Newcastle have confirmed the move will no longer take place and Lukaku will now return to Italy.

Sky sources understand the deal has collapsed on medical grounds and is not related to finances.

Lazio left-back Jordan Lukaku has joined Newcastle on loan until the end of the season
Image: Sky sources understand Lukaku's loan move has collapsed on medical grounds

A statement released by the Premier League club read: "Newcastle United can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club.

"The Belgian defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by his current club, SS Lazio.

Transfer Talk: PSG want Wenger

Transfer Talk: PSG want Wenger

The Transfer Talk podcast reveals Paris Saint-Germain's plan to make Arsene Wenger general manager

"It has now been decided that a loan deal will not be pursued and the player will return to Rome. We wish Jordan all the best for the future."

Also See:

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez refused to talk about Lukaku on Friday at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Watford.

Mike Ashley attended Saturday's defeat to Leicester 1:38
Rafa Benitez refused to discuss any transfer news ahead of Newcastle United's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Watford

"You know I will not talk about transfer windows," he said. "I will not talk about any players, because we have who we have.

"Lee (Marshall), director of communications, has given me a lot of names that are in the media, but I will not talk about anyone.

"January is a difficult window. The top sides are normally in the Champions League or Europa League, and it is difficult to find players."

Play Super 6

Play Super 6

Predict 6 correct scores for your chance to win £250K.

Around Sky