Newcastle United round-up: Milan reportedly reject Niang bid, new Austin offer made

A round-up of the latest news from St James's Park, as another forward is linked to the club.

Young Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong has moved to Coventry City on a six month loan, as mentioned in the Chronicle.

The promising 18-year-old has made 18 appearances for the Magpies and is highly thought of at St James's Park, but after Alexandar Mitrovic was signed from Anderlecht, and with at least one more forward expected to arrive, the club have decided to send the Armstrong out on loan with the target of regular first team football.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray was delighted with the deal, quoted as saying in the Chronicle: “Adam is a striker we’ve been tracking throughout the summer and a prospect we’re really excited by.

“He has a fantastic eye for goal and his movement in the area makes life difficult for defenders.

“It is also an important stage of his development and he needs first-team games to progress as a player so this is a big chance for him in his career."

One of the striker's names that continues to be linked with the Magpies is Charlie Austin, and the Brentwood Gazette says that Newcastle remain favourites for the QPR star.

Steve McClaren is preparing an offer of £13.25 for the 26-year-old says the report, a figure he hopes will tempt the R's into doing business, even though Chris Ramsey has stated the Londoners want "in excess of £15 million" last week, according to the Star.

The Star also say that Milan have rejected a £4.75 million offer for French starlet M'Baye Niang.

The 20-year-old has long been one of the most promising forwards in European football, but after struggling to make an impact in Italy, could be a cheaper and younger alternative to the likes of Austin.

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