Newcastle in talks for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon

Egyptian national team football player Ahmed Hegazi attends a training at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny

The Magpies have all but signed striker Yoshinori Muto - who starred at the World Cup this summer - which is subject to the Japan global obtaining a work permit, according to the club's Twitter - but he needs another forward to link-up with in order to bring the best out of him.

The few arrivals that have occurred so far at St. James' Park, Ki Sung-yeung, Martin Dubravka and Kenedy, will provide a huge boost to the Magpies first-team squad as they seek to avoid second-season syndrome and retain their Premier League spot.

The 26-year-old global has 20 goals and 10 assists in the Bundesliga for Mainz (8 and 4 respectively last season), and was also a member of Japan's World Cup squad in Russian Federation, featuring in the group match against Poland.

Newcastle United look set to be without defender Florian Lejeune for a prolonged period of time, with the French centre-half rupturing his cruciate ligaments in Saturday's 0-0 pre-season friendly draw with Porto.

"Yes. We did this business with Muto because we needed to do something more". It means we can bring in another striker and we can be stronger.

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is close to completing a move to newly-promoted Fulham in a £22M deal which could rise to £27M.

Egyptian national team football player Ahmed Hegazi attends a training at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny
Muto to join Newcastle

Gayle struggled in the Premier League, however, scoring just twice last season.

Rondon will join Newcastle on loan, with Dwight Gayle making the switch to West Brom.

The Japanese global is set to arrive in England as he undergoes a medical ahead of a proposed move to St James' Park this summer.

Reports have claimed that West Brom are looking for a fee in the region of £16m for Rondon.

West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United have been trying to negotiate the deal for weeks, and have reportedly made a breakthrough.

It is not the first time the highly-rated Newcastle skipper has been linked with an exit and it is unsurprising to see the Chronicle state that the Magpies will resist any approaches for the 24-year-old, although it is hard to see them rejecting an approach worth over £30 million.

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