Toon in a hurry to do Wilson deal
CALLUM WILSON is waiting for Bournemouth and Newcastle to agree a deal on his proposed move to St James’ Park, with Steve Bruce’s need for signings greater than ever after a 5-1 drubbing at Middlesbrough. Newcastle’s pre-season is turning into a nightmare for the head coach, with serious injuries to goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and striker Dwight Gayle followed by yesterday’s heavy loss at Boro. Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles and Boro’s Lewis Wing were both sent off after an off-the-ball altercation. They will be suspended when the two sides have a rematch on Monday. By that point, Bruce is hoping to have 28-year-old Wilson on board. Andy Carroll remains his only fit striker, with Gayle set to be out for up to 12 weeks. Sources close to Bournemouth say they are still waiting for an official approach from Newcastle but expect an offer is incoming. A swap deal involving Matt Ritchie plus cash has been mooted but insiders say Bournemouth will stand firm in their valuation of Wilson. Newcastle have also been in talks with former Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, 26, who is now a free agent.