Newcastle United abandon bid for Jordan Lukaku
Newcastle United have pulled out of a move for Jordan Lukaku.
The Lazio defender travelled to Tyneside for a medical after the two clubs agreed a half-season loan deal.
However, the move is now off and the 24-year-old will return to Italy.
A club statement read: "Newcastle United can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club.
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"The Belgian defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by his current club, SS Lazio.
"It has now been decided that a loan deal will not be pursued and the player will return to Rome.
"We wish Jordan all the best for the future."