Newcastle prepare January offer to sign £15m Man United target

Newcastle United are set to reconsider a move for Queens Park Rangers star Charlie Austin this January, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Austin was heavily linked with a move away from Loftus Road for much of the summer, with the likes of Manchester United and West Ham United also keen on his services.

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But it is the Magpies that seem to be most interested in the England international, with the Tyneside club struggling to score goals so far this season.

The 26-year-old’s contract will expire next summer, meaning that Austin can leave on a free unless he signs a new deal with the Hoops.

However, Newcastle are planning to come in early in the January window in hopes of securing a pre-contract agreement for the ex-Burnley hitman.

Austin, valued at £15million by QPR, had a brilliant debut Premier League campaign last season, scoring 18 goals in 35 league appearances.



 


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