As per the Daily Mail, Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu has dealt a huge blow on his Premier League suitors as he is closing in on a £35million move to Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Guoan.
Tottenham, West Ham and Newcastle were all linked with the prolific 26-year-old DR Congo striker as they looked to bolster their attacks towards the second half of the season.
However, in typical CSL fashion, a bumper package a lot of European sides will struggle to match has been offered Bakambu, and he should be on his way to the Chinese capital in the coming days.
While Spurs wouldn’t feel missing out on the ex-French youth international much due to their attacking quality and depth, the Hammers and Magpies could be left ruing the loss as they really could do with his goals to pull through to Premier League safety.
Bakambu has bagged 48 goals in 105 appearances for Villarreal since arriving from Bursaspor in 2015, with 14 coming in 21 games this term.
Given that cash-strapped Newcastle are only looking to complete loan deals this month, it’s clear they wouldn’t have had a chance to land the speedster and quality finisher anyway.