Newcastle turn down £5m bid for Karl Darlow

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Newcastle United have rejected a bid for Karl Darlow.

The Sun report that Middlesbrough had a £5million offer for the goalkeeper turned down.

Darlow helped Newcastle win the Championship title last season.

But the Gazette reported this week that United manager Rafa Benitez does not see him as a Premier League No 1.

And Darlow must choose between staying and fighting for his place – or guaranteed first-team football elsewhere.

Reading are also interested in the 26-year-old, who joined United from Nottingham Forest in 2014.

Newcastle's goalkeepers

Newcastle's goalkeepers

Middlesbrough are expected to return with an improved bid for Darlow, who was outstanding in the club's Championship-winning season.

Reading could also table an offer.

Benitez has already loaned goalkeeper Matz Sels to Anderlecht.