Newcastle close to £12m breakthrough in striker hunt

St James's Park
St James's Park

Newcastle United are close to signing Aleksander Mitrovic.

The club, yet to sign a player this summer, has been locked in talks with Anderlecht over a move for the striker.

Newcastle have not yet agreed a fee for the £12million-rated player.

But Mitrovic, 20, and his representatives are on standby to fly to Tyneside to talk terms.

A proposed move to AS Roma has fallen through, and United are now the frontrunners to sign the Serbia international.

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren yesterday said the club was “close” to a transfer breakthrough.