Interesting Newcastle update from Louise Taylor
Newcastle United are willing to sell Dwight Gayle for around £18m and Leeds United are extremely interested but Rafa Benitez will not sell the striker – last season’s leading scorer at St James’ Park – until he has a guaranteed replacement.
Although Gayle was fit he was not even on the bench against West Ham on Saturday. Benitez dropped him after becoming concerned that mentally he is not the same player as last season and appears troubled by fears that a long-standing hamstring problem may re-occur.
Meanwhile centre half Grant Hanley looks to be heading for Norwich and Jack Colback, frozen out of Newcastle’s first team picture and latterly training at the academy, could join Hull on loan with the East Yorkshire side paying half the midfielder’s wages….