By Harvey Byrne

Newcastle will not be making a move to sign young Sheffield United attacking midfielder Che Adams, according to a reliable journalist.

The Sun reported on Sunday that the Championship giants were tracking Sheffield United’s young star, but the link was played down on Wednesday morning.

The Chronicle chief sports writer Lee Ryder has revealed on his personal Twitter account that 20-year-old attacker Adams is not on the Magpies’ striker shortlist.

The Blades star broke into the first-team last year and scored an impressive 11 goals from attacking midfield. Adams can also play out wide and as a striker himself.

The north-east club have a plethora of options up top, and have a bright prospect of their own in 19-year-old Adam Armstrong.

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Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle also have wide Premier League experience and it is thought that Adams may have struggled to break into the side next season.

The young forward has two-years left on his current contract and has been capped twice for the England Under-20s side.

Since joining the Blades from Ilkeston the former non-league star has played in 54 encounters scoring 15 goals and providing five assists.

In other Newcastle transfer news, Rafael Benitez has revealed the Magpies are “close” to adding to their six summer signings.