Report: Newcastle revise Mitrovic asking price to £20m

A general view of St James' Park during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on May 15, 2016 in Newcastle, England.

Newcastle United have seen Aleksandar Mitrovic thrive for Fulham.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebratres after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage on March 6, 2018 in...

According to a report from The Chronicle, Newcastle United have now revised their asking price for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to £20million ahead of the summer transfer window and World Cup.

The Magpies swooped to land Mitrovic form Anderlecht in 2015, and whilst he hit 15 goals in his first two seasons with the club, he was virtually frozen out by Rafael Benitez this season.

With just no league starts and just six substitute appearances to his name, Mitrovic was clearly placed behind Joselu and Dwight Gayle in the Newcastle pecking order, and decided to move on in January.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham  scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage on March 6, 2018 in London, England.

After a deadline day return to Anderlecht fell through, Mitrovic penned a loan deal with Fulham, joining fellow Serbian Slavisa Jokanovic at Craven Cottage until the end of the season.

So far, Mitrovic has been a sensation in West London, as his brace against Sheffield United on Tuesday night was his fifth goal in his last four outings for the Cottagers.

Mitrovic is starring under Jokanovic, and The Chronicle now report that Newcastle have revised their asking price for the striker, bumping their valuation up to £20million.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham is closed down by Richard Stearman of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage on March 6,...

Mitrovic's improved form is no doubt a factor in that, whilst Newcastle are also increasing their asking price ahead of the World Cup, when the striker will be featuring for Serbia.

It seems that Newcastle are ready to part was with Mitrovic, but only at the right price – and the striker himself may hope for a move rather than being sidelined by Benitez again.

A general view of St James' Park during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on May 15, 2016 in Newcastle, England.

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