Manager dismisses Newcastle United move for Championship striker

Former Newcastle United midfielder Lee Bowyer has dismissed talk of a move by the Magpies for his in-demand Charlton Athletic frontman Macauley Bonne.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 8:08 pm
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Lee Bowyer, manager of Charlton walks the pitch ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Charlton Athletic at Craven Cottage on October 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The ex-Leyton Orient striker has been linked with a move to St James’s Park in the January window.

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But the Charlton boss believes paper talk around his six-goal forward is an agent's work.

Bowyer told the South London Press: “That’s his agent who has put that out there.”

Bonne, who cost £200,000, has also been linked with Leicester City and Fulham.