Aleksandar Mitrovic loan move to Anderlecht 'breaks down' as Islam Slimani arrives at St James's Park

Aleksandar Mitrovic's move to Anderlecht has 'broken down', according to a report.

Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 6:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 6:25 pm
Aleksandar Mitrovic

Mitrovic flew to Belgium this afternoon after incoming striker Islam Slimani arrived on Tyneside.

Newcastle United had agreed to loan Mitrovic back to his former club.

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However, BBC journalist Ian Dennis has claimed on Twitter that the deal has "broken down".

He tweeted: "Understand Alexsandar Mitrovic loan deal from Newcastle United to Anderlecht has broken down."

The proposed move is reportedly off because Anderlecht failed to a sell a player to fund the deal.

Mitrovic could yet join another club before tonight's 11pm deadline.

Meanwhile, Slimani is understood to have completed his medical, but his half-season loan has not yet been announced by Newcastle.

Slimani is at St James's Park for tonight's home game against Burnley.