Newcastle United supervisor Steve Bruce has advised talkSPORT the membership are NOT fascinated about Josh King.
However the boss’ hopes of as an alternative including a defender to his ranks within the January window could possibly be upset by Manchester United, in response to our switch guru Alex Criminal.
Current stories have linked the Magpies with a transfer to signal Bournemouth striker King, who’s out of contract on the south coast on the finish of the season.
The Norwegian was closely linked with an exit final summer season following the Cherries’ relegation from the Premier League, however ended up staying after Bournemouth rejected a suggestion from West Ham.
Having made simply 9 appearances this season, and with Newcastle managing just one objective of their previous 5 video games, it had been instructed the Magpies might make a transfer for the ahead.
However, chatting with talkSPORT after his facet’s FA Cup third spherical defeat to Arsenal on Saturday, Bruce dominated out a transfer for the Bournemouth ace.
Quizzed about his plans for the January window, the boss mentioned: “We’ll see. If there’s any person there who may also help us, we’re at all times actively trying and one or two issues are effervescent away.
“However I can’t see it being a busy switch window for everyone.”
Then, when requested in regards to the membership’s rumoured curiosity in King, Bruce added: “No, No.
“On the high finish of the pitch we’ve invested some huge cash, so no, we’re okay in that space.”
Newcastle have 4 recognised strikers of their squad – Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle – however they’ve simply 13 objectives between them this season.
Nonetheless, Bruce is claimed to be eager on bolstering his again line this month.
Nevertheless it seems Manchester United might have scuppered Newcastle’s hopes of sealing a deal for younger Pink Devils’ full-back Brandon Williams, as Criminal defined to talkSPORT host Jim White on Monday…
“Steve Bruce distanced himself from Josh King, and it’s defensively the place he’d most eager to get cowl,” started Criminal.
“However we’re listening to that Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is leaving Previous Trafford, which is not any large shock, actually, as a result of he turned down the choice to increase his contract which expires in the summertime.
“Bayer Leverkusen are near agreeing a charge of round £1.5million for Fosu-Mensah… however it’s a type of transfers I feel we might see a variety of this month, that might have knock-on results for different offers.
“A kind of affected could possibly be Brandon Williams, the United defender who is needed by each Southampton and Newcastle.
“I ponder if United could be so keen to let him go now that Fosu-Mensah is about to depart, as a result of that would go away them a bit wanting cowl at full-back.
“You’d additionally query why Bruce doesn’t need any extra attackers, given Newcastle’s lack of objectives this season; however I suppose Newcastle followers may say it doesn’t matter who performs upfront as a result of they don’t create sufficient probabilities.”
It’s unlikely stories of Newcastle’s curiosity in King will go away, nevertheless, because the Magpies might effectively look to signal the striker in the summertime on a free switch.
However they received’t be alone, says Criminal, with West Ham boss David Moyes additionally eager.
“Josh King is working out of choices fairly rapidly, as he did in the summertime,” he added.
“I do know David Moyes is a fan however West Ham aren’t keen to pay the switch charge that Bournemouth are asking, which is greater than £10m for a participant who’s out of contract in the summertime.
“Wolves confirmed a little bit of curiosity however they appear to have determined they’re okay, and West Brom can’t afford him.
“The more than likely consequence now could be that King runs down his contract at Bournemouth and leaves on a free switch in the summertime, which begs the query – why did Bournemouth flip down West Ham’s £13m bid again in October?”