Newcastle United emerge as bookies’ favourite to sign Schurrle

Rumours are filling the transfer gossip pages as we enter the final seven days of the January window.

Newcastle United have been regularly mentioned in the media with regard to possible targets.

According to the bookmakers, the North-East outfit are favourites to land former Chelsea player Andre Schurrle.

The Daily Mail recently reported that Borussia Dortmund, who signed the German from Wolfsburg in 2016, are willing to send the player out on loan.

Schurrle has started just two Bundesliga games all season and it is believed that the German outfit will pay half of the player’s £150,000-a-week salary.

There are no concrete indications as yet that the former Chelsea star could become a new member of Rafael Benitez’s team, but the betting market think that out of everyone, the Magpies have a chance.

Sky Bet have offered 4/1 odds of Schurrle joining the North East outfit, while West Bromwich Albion are listed at 7/1.

Southampton, who have also been struggling in front of goal, are outsiders at 18/1.