Steve McClaren has repsonded to Aleksander Mitrovic’s Facebook hint that he was bound for Newcastle United.
The club is close to signing the 20-year-old strikerfrom Anderlecht in a £13million deal.
And Mitrovic – who previously played for Partizan Belgrade – posted on Facebook yesterday that he would be “again in black and white”.
He said: “Its over! Again in black and white. Thank you RSC Anderlecht! Thank you for everything!”
Asked about the proposed Mitrovic deal after last night’s 1-0 win over Sacramento Republic in California, head coach McClaren said: “I think we’re very, very close.
“There’s a lot of speculation. Certainly from the feedback from back home, we’re working very hard to bring one or two more players in.”