Bookies make Newcastle second favourites to sign Leipzig's Oliver Burke

Rafael Benitez, the Newcastle United manager looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on August 20, 2017 in...

Newcastle United are behind only Crystal Palace in the running to sign the Scottish winger, according to Ladbrokes.

Oliver Burke of Scotland runs with the ball during the International Challenge Match between Scotland and Canada at Easter Road on March 22, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.Oliver Burke in action for Scotland

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have made Newcastle United second favourites to sign RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke.

Burke has been strongly linked with a move to Crystal Palace this week, and with odds of 1/3 the Eagles are clear frontrunners for the Scotland international's signature.

But Newcastle may also be in with a shout, according to the bookies, who have placed them alongside Southampton at 6/1.

St James' Park stadium, home ground of Newcastle United, is pictured in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on August 13, 2017, ahead of the English Premier League football match...Newcastle's St James' Park stadium

Burke is said to have cost Leipzig £13 million from Nottingham Forest a year ago, but has struggled for regular game time in Germany and could be available.

Palace certainly appear to have the upper hand, having recently hired the 20-year-old's former boss at Forest - Dougie Freedman - as their new sporting director - while Newcastle have to sell before they can buy according to manager Rafa Benitez.

Nottingham Forest Manager Dougie Freedman during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest at Portman Road on March 5, 2016 in Ipswich, England.Former Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman

Despite signing Christian Atsu and Jacob Murphy on permanent deals already this summer, the Magpies are said to want another winger.

However, a loan move looks to be their best bet of landing Burke at this moment in time.

Swansea City (9/1) are the other team featured on Ladbrokes' list.

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