Newcastle United transfer news: Rafa Benitez 'submits new bid' for Miguel Almiron

Newcastle United are yet to complete a deal in the January transfer window - but have been the subject of plenty of speculation.

Friday, 18th January 2019, 3:39 pm
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 3:54 pm
Newcastle United have reportedly submitted a fresh bid for Miguel Almiron

And reports have claimed that the Magpies have launched a fresh bid for Miguel Almiron, having previously been left frustrated in their attempts to land the Paraguayan attacking midfieler.

Rafa Benitez has made sourcing a new number ten one of his main priorities for the winter trading period, with a full-back also high on his wishlist.

Almiron, who starred for Atlanta United in the MLS last term, is believed to be his desired target

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Reports have suggested that the Magpies are short of the American side's valuation of the 24-year-old, who has also been linked with a switch to Arsenal and West Ham United.

But Calciomercato claim that Newcastle have now returned with a fresh bid for Almiron, although they offer no details of the fee or terms supposedly put forward.

There has been renewed hope that a deal for the attacking midfielder could be completed, with Atlanta set to seal a deal for Pity Martinez.

The Argentine would become one of the club's Designated Players and, under MLS rules, each franchise is only allowed three of these players - whose salaries can exceed league regulations - within their squads.

Almiron is currently one of these players but the signing of Martinez would take Atlanta's total to four - raising fresh hopes that the Paraguay international may be allowed to leave the club.