Sunday Mirror




NEWCASTLE have been told they can snap up Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata for a cut-price £15million.

The Colombia star, 31, was a Toon target in January when they were quoted £35m for a loan-to-buy deal.

West Ham then thought they had a loan agreement with Atalanta – only for the move to stall in the closing minutes of the transfer window.

Newcastle are likely to have the chance of a close-up look at Zapata when the Serie A side visit St James’ Park for a pre-season friendly two weeks on Friday.

The Magpies’ Saudi Arabian ownership has sparked Middle East interest in striker Dwight Gayle.

Clubs in Saudi and Qatar are aware of Gayle’s availabili­ty after boss Eddie Howe said he has no future at Toon.

Gayle, 32, is training with academy players – only a year after signing a new three-year deal under Howe’s predecesso­r, Steve Bruce.

 ?? ?? TARGET Toon will try to buy Zapata for £15m
TARGET Toon will try to buy Zapata for £15m

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