According to The Guardian, Newcastle United are keen on breaking their 12-year transfer record in order to land Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen, but have seen their initial £14million bid for the 27-year-old knocked back.
The Toons are ready to top the £16million they paid to bring Michael Owen to Tyneside from Real Madrid, but the Eredivisie giants are holding out for £20million or more.
Jorgensen have been in splendid form for Feyenoord since arriving from Copenhagen in 2016, bagging 26 goals in 43 games – 5 of which have come in his last 6 games.
The goals of the 28-time Denmark international can help turn around Newcastle’s campaign, and his finishing, passing and ability to hold on to the ball should see him hit the ground running in the Premier League.
Jorgensen has already proven himself in Denmark and Netherlands, and should adapt easily to new life in England if the Magpies get a deal over the line.
Club owner Mike Ashley is ready to spend big on a striker, and landing a top quality hitman like the Dane should be top priority for manager Rafa Benitez.
It could be the difference between retaining their Premier League status and going down given the tight relegation scrap on the way.