Newcastle line up £10million bid for Premier League striker - report
Newcastle are preparing a £10million bid for Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, according to a report.
The Daily Mail have claimed that the Magpies are hoping to sign the 25-year-old as they look to make an instant return to the Premier League.
It is said that Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez regards Gayle as a good value prospect who has age on his side and the potential to improve.
Benitez has been linked to a variety of different players this summer but could make the Palace forward his first signing.
Gayle has spent much of the 2015-16 season on the periphery at Selhurst Park and featured in just 20 games, scoring seven and assisting one along the way.
Owner Mike Ashley may be tempted to sanction a bid this summer despite the fact the Tyneside outfit could be forced to pay full price for Gayle after the player signed a new four-year contract in April.
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The Palace number 16 started his footballing career at Stansted before moves to Dagenham & Redbridge and Peterborough lead him to Crystal Palace.
The Walthamstow-born player rejected the chance to move to Bristol City last year but may well find the prospect of working with Benitez more tempting.