Newcastle United abandon bid for Jordan Lukaku

Jordan Lukaku.
Jordan Lukaku.

Newcastle United have pulled out of a move for Jordan Lukaku.

The Lazio defender travelled to Tyneside for a medical after the two clubs agreed a half-season loan deal.

Lukaku was at the club's training ground today.

However, the move is now off because of issues with the medical and the 24-year-old will return to Italy.

A club statement read: "Newcastle United can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club.

"The Belgian defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by his current club, SS Lazio.

"It has now been decided that a loan deal will not be pursued and the player will return to Rome.

"We wish Jordan all the best for the future."