Conflicting reports emerge over Newcastle's alleged £13m bid for Diego Rolan

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Newcastle are being linked with a move for Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan.

Newcastle need attacking reinforcements this summer - but there are conflicting reports over a possible move for Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan.

The Magpies made their first summer signing last weekend, snapping up PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum in a big-money capture.

Now, new manager Steve McClaren needs to find more players ahead of the Premier League season, and a striker is certainly needed.

It's Bordeaux striker Rolan currently being linked with a move to Tyneside, with the Uruguayan forward, 22, coming off a Copa America campaign with Uruguay.

The forward has scored 17 goals in 61 games for Bordeaux since joining from Defensor Sporting in 2013, and talkSPORT believe that Newcastle have had a huge £13m bid for Rolan rejected by Bordeaux.

However, The Chronicle add that Newcastle had in fact yet to make a bid for Rolan, despite those reports of having an offer snubbed by the French club.

With conflicting reports, it's unclear whether Newcastle are pursuing Rolan or not - but McClaren must find attacking reinforcements this summer.

What would Rolan offer to Newcastle?

Rolan is something of an unknown in English football, but he has attributes which could make him a success in the Premier League.

The Uruguayan has pace and technical ability, whilst one of his best features is that he is versatile. Rolan can not only play as a centre forward, but also as a winger, which would give McClaren tactical flexibility next season.

He may not be the most prolific of forwards, but he's still young and has room to grow at Newcastle - if they do eventually make a bid to sign him.

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