Newcastle United could now have chance to sign Middlesbrough's Adama Traore

TOPSHOT - Swansea City's English defender Alfie Mawson (R) is booked for this challenge on Middlesbrough's Spanish midfielder Adama Traore during the English Premier League football match...

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for the Middlesbrough forward in recent times.

Adama Traore of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough at Loftus Road on January 20,...

According to TeamTalk, Middlesbrough have put Adama Traore up for sale, which could give Newcastle an opportunity to do a deal.

Boro initially appeared to be keen to hold of Traore, but they are now willing to sacrifice him to fund a double deal.

Boro want Albert Adomah and Matt Phillips signed this summer, with Traore now up for sale - and that could play right into Newcastle’s hands.

Adama Traore of Middlesbrough in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Middlesbrough at Liberty Stadium on April 2, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Initially, it seemed that Newcastle could struggle to afford the £30 million rated-winger, with the Daily Mirror (06/05, page 70) reporting of their interest.

Newcastle would surely have struggled to pay such a vast amount for the rapid forward.

Adama Traore (R) of Middlesbrough challenges Marc Wilson of Sunderland during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January...

However, all of a sudden, Boro may have to reduce their asking price for Traore, if they want to get deals of Adomah and Phillips over the line quickly.

Newcastle may now have an opportunity to land Traore at a cheaper price, and that could play right into Rafael Benitez’s side’s hands.

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