Report: Newcastle could return with new Anthony Knockaert bid

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

The Magpies have already seen a bid for the Brighton and Hove Albion star rejected.

Brighton's Anthony Knockaert in action with Sheffield Wednesday's Ross WallaceBrighton's Anthony Knockaert in action with Sheffield Wednesday's Ross Wallace

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United could yet return with another bid for Brighton and Hove Albion star Anthony Knockaert.

The Magpies have been busy this summer, bringing now fewer than eight new signings to the club so far.

They have largely bee successful in their attempts too, with Rafa Benitez moving swiftly to add new players to his squad.

Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert and Fulham’s Emerson Hyndman in actionBrighton’s Anthony Knockaert and Fulham’s Emerson Hyndman in action

One man they failed to secure is Brighton winger Knockaert, with Chris Hughton’s side turning down a bid for his services according to the Argus.

They reported that the Magpies were willing to pay between £6 million and £10 million £10 million for the former Leicester City man.

Anthony Knockaert of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after scoring their fourth goalAnthony Knockaert of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates after scoring their fourth goal

The rejection does not appear to have deterred Benitez though with the Chronicle reporting that they could yet with another bid before the end of the transfer window.

Much is likely to rest on the future of Moussa Sissoko, with the French midfielder continuing to push for an exit.

Should he not end up leaving though, it would be surprising to see Newcastle United continue to push through with a move for Knockaert.

Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert looks dejectedBrighton’s Anthony Knockaert looks dejected

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