Newcastle United have been linked to a handful of players in recent weeks, and one area that Rafael Benitez is seemingly looking to strengthen is in attack.
On Tuesday, Sky Sports reported that the North-East outfit are in talks to sign Nice forward Alassane Plea, who has also been linked to West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.
The report states that the Magpies have already had a £27m bid rejected, and it is unclear whether the club will return with an improved offer.
The Chronicle’s chief Newcastle United writer Lee Ryder has taken to Twitter to provide an update on another target – West Bromwich Albion forward Salomon Rondon.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 4, 2018
How far will England get in Russia? Tell us now and win any World Cup shirt of your choice.
The reporter suggests that the Magpies have not given up on signing the 28-year-old, who scored 10 goals for the Baggies before they were relegated from the Premier League last season.
Some fans have now questioned the club’s pursuit of Plea, with a handful suggesting that Newcastle have given up already.
Supporters commented on Ryder’s tweet, and it is clear that they are unhappy with the development regarding Rondon.
Not already giving up on Plea after one bid are they? ?? ffs they’re a joke
— colin oliver (@100Magpie) July 4, 2018
— toon travel 2 (@RuzMark) July 4, 2018
— Toon In Toon Out (@toonintoonout) July 4, 2018
— grumpy_old_sod (@AndyHarle1968) July 4, 2018
— Thunderky (@AubreyLiew91) July 4, 2018
To sell mitro and bring in rondon where is the logic in that
— John Patrickson (@john22061984) July 4, 2018
He’s a dud
— Colt Nosrednas (@AdamSando78) July 4, 2018
Plea the day before season ticket deadline day….. Rondon the day after… That’s sooo #NUFC
— Stephen (@BLOOD202) July 4, 2018
Plea bargaining not working as usual? Both would be amazing but under Ashley its guna be 1 or neither ?
— Sunny Singh (@sunnysinghb82) July 4, 2018
Worse than Mitro..
— Toon Fan (@MGnufc) July 4, 2018
— Dean Ford (@Dean_F0rd) July 4, 2018