Report: Anderlecht manager denies claims Newcastle have agreed deal with Aleksandar Mitrovic

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Newcastle had reportedly agreed a deal with Anderlecht to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic.

As per a report in the Daily Mail, the Magpies had reportedly agreed a £15 million fee with Belgian giants Anderlecht to sign Mitrovic, who is one of the hottest striking properties in European football.

A young striker, with 24 goals in 46 games this season, Mitrovic’s star has been rising since his 2013 transfer from FK Partizan, and as a result he has been winning international recognition with Serbia.

His form in front of goal has seen Newcastle’s interest stand for much of the campaign, and the recent report has suggested that a deal has been agreed to see Mitrovic transfer to St James’ Park in the summer, with a fee agreed and just personal issues to work out.

However, these claims have since been refuted by both Mitrovic’s agent, and Anderlecht general manager Herman Van Holsbeeck, who, quoted by SoccerNews, said: “This [the claims] are all wrong.”

Agent Nenad Jestrovic claimed to know nothing of the subject when approached by the same media outlet, and these refusals have done much to suggest that the deal is nowhere near as far along as Newcastle would wish, although there is no denying that the Tyneside club's interest still remains in the young striking sensation.

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