The chase for Anthony Limbombe is well and truly on.
Belgian publication HLN reports that Newcastle United are planning to make a bid for the Club Brugge attacker at some point this week. But Huddersfield Town have allegedly made the first move.
The Mail is reporting that the Terriers have put £13 million on the table for Limbombe, who was being monitored by local rivals Leeds United last season but now appears to be well beyond their budget.
23-year-old Limbombe was one of the most in-form attacking players in Belgium last season, scoring six and setting up another six as Club Brugge won the Jupiler League title.
The one-time Belgium international is an explosive talent renowned for cutting inside from the wing and firing powerful shots at goal.
He made his name during a spell in the Eredivisie with NEC Nijmegen in 2015/16, scoring seven times in 32 games.
And Limbombe would be the second big-name signing Huddersfield have made this summer after landing Terrence Kongolo from Monaco.
Fortunately for the Terriers, the Chronicle claims that Newcastle have been handed a budget of just £40 million, meaning they might even have to drop their interest in Salomon Rondon.
It remains to be seen whether they can realistically challenge Huddersfield with Limbombe’s price likely to rise.
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