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Newcastle could seal Charlie Austin signing as bookies suspend betting

Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin

A bookmaker has suspended betting on Charlie Austin joining Newcastle United - but the club is yet to make a breakthrough in its bid to sign the striker.

Skybet acted after a flurry of bets saw Newcastle backed into 1/10 to sign the 26-year-old.

Queens Park Rangers rate Austin in the £15million-bracket.

Chelsea and West Ham United are also interested in Austin, who scored 18 goals in the Premier League last season.

Austin is Newcastle’s No 1 summer target.