Dwight Gayle could be set to be the subject of a £20 million bid from Championship side Stoke City, according to the Chronicle.
Gayle has gained a reputation as something of a Championship expert, with his phenomenal goal-scoring record at that level for both Newcastle and West Brom.
He struggled to find the net in the Premier League, and it is highly likely that he will be allowed to leave on a permanent basis this summer after his loan stint away from St James’ Park last season.
Having been told they could not afford him, West Brom were claimed to have made a dramatic u-turn on signing the player last week, with new manager Slaven Bilic wanting the striker to spearhead a promotion push next season.
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Fulham have also been credited with an interest, and with so many clubs reportedly hoping to sign the player, Newcastle will hope a bidding war will start for him, which could see his value increase.
A bid around £20m should be accepted to boost transfer funds
Even taking into account the lack of strikers currently at Newcastle, should they receive an offer of around £20m, it will surely be too good to turn down.
It would also add more money to the transfer budget for the Toon manager – whoever that is likely to be.
It could also substantially reduce the cost of bringing Salomon Rondon back to Tyneside, should West Brom firm up their interest, and that alone, could see the Baggies in pole-position to win the race for Gayle’s signature.