According to Corriere dello Sport, Newcastle could firm up their interest in Arkadiusz Milik by tabling a formal offer for the striker, who has scored 114 goals in 271 games across his career.

As reported by Alfredo Pedulla, the €26 million-rated (£23.9 million) Napoli marksman has been the subject of interest from Tottenham, who are looking to sign a deputy for Harry Kane. Roma have also been interested.

The Polish striker is a player of some pedigree.

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It speaks volumes that Napoli swooped to sign him from Ajax as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who was one of the best forwards in the club’s history with 91 goals in 146 games for the Naples-based outfit.

 

Milik scored three goals in last season’s Champions League, along with 11 goals in 26 Serie A outings.

Given his status, it would be a real coup if Steve Bruce managed to bring the Pole to St James’ Park.

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Judging by the report, the Magpies boss still isn’t happy with his options despite spending £40 million to bring Joelinton to Tyneside last summer, and £20 million this time around to sign Callum Wilson.

In fairness, one of Bruce’s options in Yoshinori Muto has left the club, while another in Dwight Gayle is expected to be out for 12 weeks after having surgery on damaged knee ligaments, as The Sun report.

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