Newcastle transfer news: £25m swoop planned for Conor Coady
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Newcastle transfer news: £25m swoop planned for Conor Coady

Newcastle United are plotting a £25million bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady before tomorrow’s 11pm deadline, according to the Daily Star.

With a last-minute scramble for January reinforcements in full flow, Eddie Howe’s side have been linked with a move for the England international central defender.

Big-money moves for the household European names Sven Botman and Diego Carlos have failed to come to fruition in this window.

But with only Norwich City (45) conceding more goals than the Toon Army (43) this season, bolstering a leaky backline before the winter window slams shut is pivotal.

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Things look positive on the Dan Burn front as the boyhood Newcastle fan could be set to return to St James’ Park, as a fee has been agreed with Brighton.

According to Sky Sports, the Magpies have struck an agreement with the Seagulls in the region of £13 million.

While the pursuit of the Seagulls centre-back could end positively, it’s hard to envisage PIF convincing Wolves to part ways with their club captain.

The Black Country side are flying and well-positioned to challenge for the European places this season.

Coady, 28, has played 299 times for Wolves and has had a huge influence and role in guiding the club from the Championship to an established Premier League outfit.

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It seems it would take a lot to tempt Coady away from his beloved Wolves, so this writer believes that Newcastle would be wise to turn their attentions elsewhere.

There’s no denying the leadership and organisation of Conor Coady would be a huge asset at the heart of Newcastle’s vulnerable defence.

The ex-Liverpool academy man’s contract at Wolves runs until 2025, so it’s likely to take an astronomical fee to convince Bruno Lage’s side to accept a Newcastle approach.