Newcastle United takeover & transfer news: Striker boost for Magpies as former defender finds new 'temporary' home

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has been handed a potential striker boost with the news the Magpies’ top-scorer has an outside chance of being fit for Chelsea.

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 5:06 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St. James Park on November 01, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The £20million man limped out of the weekend defeat by Southampton with a hamstring problem, throwing his post-international break fitness into doubt.

But, according to the Athletic, the Magpies frontman has a chance of making the squad against the Blues on Saturday, November 21 after the injury was not as bad as first feared.

The report claims it could well be weeks rather than months when six-goal Wilson returns to availability.

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Wilson has been added to a lengthening injury list at Benton with Ryan Fraser set to miss Scotland’s internationals this week through injury.

Martin Dubravka, Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie are long-term absentees.

Meanwhile, former United defender Daryl Janmaat has started a trial period in his homeland at ADO Den Haag.