Report: Newcastle United face paying more than other buyers for Alassane Plea

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Nice versus Rennes on April 8, 2018 at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice,...

Newcastle United have been linked with Nice forward Alassane Plea for much of the summer so far.

Alassane Plea of Nice holds off pressure from Thomas Bruns of Vitesse during the UEFA Europa League group K match between Vitesse and OGC Nice on December 7, 2017 in Arnhem, Netherlands.

According to a report in the Chronicle, Nice intend to charge Newcastle United more for Alassane Plea than Borussia Monchengladbach.

Gladbach are closing in on snapping up Plea, who Newcastle were thought to have made their top target earlier this summer.

Newcastle submitted a £20 million offer for Plea, but were told to raise their bid by £5 million.

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Nice versus Rennes on April 8, 2018 at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice,...

In the meantime, Gladbach have also come in for the striker, and Plea reportedly feels that a move to the Bundesliga could benefit him more than a switch to the Premier League.

As a result, Nice intend to charge Newcastle more for Plea than they have Gladbach.

Whether Newcastle will be willing to pay Nice’s asking price for Plea remains to be seen, but they are running out of time to hijack Gladbach’s move.

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea (R) vies with Rennes' French midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud (L) during the French L1 football match Nice vs Rennes on april 8, 2018 at the 'Allianz...

Newcastle are in desperate need of a striker for the upcoming campaign, and Plea netted regularly in Ligue 1 last term.

If Plea doesn’t sign for Newcastle, Salmon Rondon has been touted as a potential option for Rafael Benitez’s men.

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