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Newcastle set to lose out on striker target

Alassane Plea.
Alassane Plea.

Newcastle United are set to miss out on one of their striker targets.

The club had a bid, reportedly around £20million, for Alassane Plea rejected by Nice last week.

And it had been claimed that Newcastle were considering an improved offer for Plea.

However, L'Equipe report that the 25-year-old is set to join Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The Bundesliga club are said to have tabled an offer of £22million for Plea.

The report states that the move could be completed in the next 48 hours.

West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon, available for £16.5million, is another target for Newcastle.