Newcastle abandon bid to sign Arsenal's Lucas Perez

Lucas Perez, second left
Lucas Perez, second left

Newcastle United have abandoned a bid to sign Lucas Perez on loan.

The club had again enquired about the Arsenal striker.

However, Perez is likely to join Deportivo La Coruna on loan before tonight's 11pm transfer deadline.

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Perez is unsettled at Arsenal and keen to return to his former club. The 28-year-old has lost the No 9 shirt at the club following the £52million signing of Alexandre Lacazette

Newcastle are looking elsewhere in the final hours of the transfer window.

Dwight Gayle

Dwight Gayle

The news comes as United consider a bid from Fulham for Dwight Gayle.

Gayle, however, will not be allowed to leave in this window unless a replacement is secured.

Meanwhile, Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed a loan deal for United goalkeeper Tim Krul.