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Newcastle United Identify Four Attacking Transfer Targets Including Liverpool Striker

Rory O'Callaghan

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Newcastle United Identify Four Attacking Transfer Targets Including Liverpool Striker

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Newcastle have stepped up their efforts to sign attacking players in January, with four transfer targets identified.

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe is keen to sign reinforcements this month after losing striker Callum Wilson to injury.

Wilson is facing at least six weeks on the sidelines after injuring his calf in last month’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

However, there are concerns that the England international could be ruled out for longer, with Wilson set to undergo further scans this week.

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to sell Origi for just £7m (Image: Alamy)
Liverpool are reportedly prepared to sell Origi for just £7m (Image: Alamy)

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According to The Telegraph, Newcastle are looking at four possible transfer targets this month, including Liverpool striker Divock Origi.

Origi has been at Liverpool since 2014 but has struggled for consistent game time under Jurgen Klopp, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota largely preferred.

The Belgium international has developed a reputation for scoring crucial goals off the bench, famously scoring the second goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League final.

The Telegraph claim Origi could be allowed to leave Anfield for as little as £7m, with Newcastle willing to match his current wage at Liverpool.

Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke has also attracted the interest of Newcastle (Image: Alamy)
Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke has also attracted the interest of Newcastle (Image: Alamy)

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Howe is also said to be interested in former Reds striker Dominic Solanke, who has scored 19 goals for Bournemouth in the Championship this season.

Bournemouth are currently three points clear of Blackburn Rovers at the top of the Championship and will reportedly resist any attempt from Newcastle to sign Solanke.

Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell has also been identified as a possible target.

Newcastle have also been linked with Norwich's Todd Cantwell (Image: Alamy)
Newcastle have also been linked with Norwich's Todd Cantwell (Image: Alamy)

Cantwell has just 18 months left on his deal at Carrow Road and has reportedly informed the club he will not sign a contract extension.

Norwich are expected to demand between £15m to £20m for Cantwell, who is being considered for a No 10 role at St James’ Park.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have also been linked with a move for Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah.

The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has refused to sign a new deal at the Emirates, opening the door for a potential move in January.

Topics: Newcastle United, Liverpool, Divock Origi, Football, Transfers, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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