Chris Wooden is travelling to the North East to bear a medical with Newcastle, who’ve met the striker’s launch clause within the area of £20m.
Newcastle have moved swiftly to exchange prime scorer Callum Wilson, who head coach Eddie Howe said would be out with a calf injury for two months after Saturday’s shock FA Cup third-round defeat to Cambridge United.
Wooden has been a key striker for relegation rivals Burnley, sitting simply above Newcastle on aim distinction within the backside three, however the 30-year-old had a clause in his contract permitting him to go away Turf Moor if a particular price is tabled.
The New Zealand worldwide, with three targets for Burnley this season, has huge expertise of taking part in within the Premier League and will slot into the beginning line-up as Newcastle put together for an important dwelling match with Watford on Saturday.
Newcastle may even signal two new strikers earlier than the tip of the January window, with negotiations ongoing a couple of deal for Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.
Newcastle in talks for Ekitike
The Premier League facet have made a casual supply for Ekitike, nevertheless it has fallen wanting Reims’ £30m valuation of the in-form France U20 worldwide, with talks persevering with between the 2 golf equipment.
The Magpies are anticipated to make a proper supply, however may face competitors for the striker with two unnamed Premier League golf equipment additionally .
Ekitike, who made his debut for Reims in August, has scored eight targets in 17 Ligue 1 appearances this season and registered three assists. The 19-year-old also can play on the left wing.
‘Newcastle should signal Wooden earlier than Watford sport’
Paul Merson says Newcastle want to finish the signing of Chris Wooden earlier than Saturday’s sport towards relegation rivals Watford, with prime scorer Callum Wilson going through eight weeks out with a calf damage.
“They need to take an opportunity and hope somebody can hit the bottom working,” Merson advised Sky Sports activities. “I do know he is not prolific, however Wooden performs each week for Burnley and he performs within the Premier League.
“You already know he can be alright on this league. It is not going to be a shock to him and he’ll run via a brick wall for you.
“That is what Newcastle want. They want the likes of Kieran Tripper and Chris Wooden. They want gamers who’re going to roll their sleeves up and never are available in and be shocked how briskly the Premier League is.
“I fear for Newcastle, I actually do. That was a fully stunning consequence towards Cambridge.
“The issue is Wilson is again in eight weeks, however you can not anticipate him. You have to deliver somebody in. Time is working out for Newcastle.
“They want a striker to play towards Watford on Saturday. They need to deliver somebody in. They can not wait till after the sport on Saturday.
“They can not say they’re in no rush and we’ll simply get via this sport as a result of in the event that they lose to Watford they’re in main bother. They will be in much more bother than they’re in now!
“This is the reason the panic is firmly on and why they need to deliver a ahead in. That is their cup closing. They are not successful this sport with out somebody. They need to take an opportunity and it’s going to be a panic purchase, no matter they do, however they need to do one thing.”
Newcastle and Wolves curious about Monaco’s Badiashile
Newcastle are additionally making an attempt so as to add in defence following the arrival of Kieran Trippier.
They lodged a second bid price £29.3m for Lille’s Sven Botman on Friday, however the French membership worth him at nearer to £35m.
Wolves and Newcastle are each within the Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile.
The 20-year-old Monaco academy graduate is amongst quite a lot of choices on this place each golf equipment are taking a look at.
Newcastle need to signal at the least one centre-back, with Botman their main goal.
Wolves needed to signal Botman in the summertime and had been additionally curious about Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Automobile, who’s once more available on the market in January.
Wolves aren’t anticipated to spend a big price on any new gamers this month.
Technical director Scott Sellars outlined the membership’s strategy to January final week and stated they might do enterprise, however wouldn’t be busy.