Newcastle United news: Townsend stumbling block, Saivet opens up
Newcastle United are yet to make a breakthrough in their pursuit of Andros Townsend.
United are yet to meet the club's valuation, and a loan with a view to a permanent move has also been mooted.
However, Tottenham's preference is a straight sale.
Newcastle, also keen on West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, have already signed Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet in this month's transfer window.
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Meanwhile, defender Steven Taylor is nearing a comeback from a four-month lay-off ahead of Saturday's game against Watford at Vicarage Road.
Newcastle dropped back into the relegation zone last night.
Swansea City's 1-0 win over Watford at the Liberty Stadium means United are again in 18th place.