Newcastle United 'walk away' from 'ridiculous' Hugo Ekitike deal with £35m signing imminent

Newcastle United are exploring other attacking options after losing their patience with their pursuit of Hugo Ekitike.

The Magpies had agreed a £25.6million fee with Reims for Ekitike earlier this month but have been unable to get a deal over the line.

While personal terms weren’t understood to be an issue for the 20-year-old, Mail Online have reported that ‘ridiculous’ agent demands have left the deal ‘all but dead’.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in the young forward, who scored 10 goals in the French top-flight last season.

Reims' forward Hugo Ekitike celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Stade de Reims and OGC Nice at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, northern France on May 21, 2022. (Photo by FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP via Getty Images)

Now Newcastle are looking at alternative attacking options and have already made an approach for Chelsea forward Armando Broja.

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The Albanian forward, 20, scored nine goals in 38 appearances while on loan at Southampton last season.

But it is understood that Chelsea aren’t in any rush to make a decision on Broja’s future so early into the window with manager Thomas Tuchel wanting to take a closer look at the player in pre-season before deciding his future.