Japan forward Muto set to join Newcastle

Japan forward Muto set to join Newcastle

But Lejeune will now miss a large chunk of Newcastle's second season back in the top flight after suffering the injury in training earlier this month.

Mitrovic scored 12 goals in 17 games for Fulham after making just five appearances for Newcastle during the first half of the season, but the Magpies did not want to allow the 23-year-old to leave on the cheap.

Newcastle United have signed Japanese global Yoshinori Muto from Bundesliga club Mainz for a reported £9.5m.

"So, hopefully we can bring someone to replace him, quickly".

Manchester United squad train in Miami following defeat by Liverpool
He's the only one who is here, and the poor man is there trying his best, with the frustration of somebody that wants more. Neither are likely to start against Madrid, with another friendly to come next week back in Europe against Bayern Munich.

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has made no secret of his wishes to bring in another striker in this transfer window, which is desperately needed after their lack of activity in the window. Since then he has managed a total of 66 Bundesliga appearances, scoring 20 goals and has set up ten more for his team-mates.

The other part of the deal with West Brom looks set to see Salomon Rondon move to Tyneside, Sky Sports report, in what could either be a loan deal or a permanent switch - depending on what is agreed regarding Gayle.

The Japanese worldwide is set to arrive in England as he undergoes a medical ahead of a proposed move to St James' Park this summer.

Fulham reportedly have a £20m bid for Serbia forward Aleksandar Mitrovic accepted by Newcastle United.

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