Report: Fulham renew interest in Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle

Scott Parker, Caretaker Manager of Fulham shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on March 17, 2019 in London,...

Championship-bound Fulham reportedly want Newcastle United's West Brom loanee Gayle, but will the Premier League outfit sell to the Cottagers?

Dwight Gayle of Newcastle United celebrates after he score the opening goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St. James Park on May 13, 2018 in...

Fulham have renewed their interest in Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle as they prepare for life back in the Championship, according to the Chronicle.

The Cottagers were relegated from the Premier League a fortnight ago and will be playing second tier football next season. And the Londoners will need to find a replacement for Aleksandar Mitrovic, who looks certain to leave in the summer.

 

But Gayle, who scored 21 goals in the Championship this season during a loan spell at West Brom, could be the ideal candidate. The 28-year-old also netted 23 times in 26 starts for Newcastle during the 2016/17 game as Rafa Benitez's side won the second tier title.

And this is not the first time Fulham have attempted to bring Gayle to Craven Cottage. The Mirror (4 September 2017, page 46) claimed that they had agreed a £15 million fee with Newcastle two years ago, only for the deal to fall through on deadline day.

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion looks on at the Bet365 Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.

It remains to be seen whether Newcastle will let Gayle seal a long-awaited move to Fulham however.

Gayle is understood to be central to their hopes of signing Salomon Rondon on a permanent basis with TEAMtalk reporting that the Magpies could look to negotiate a potential player-plus-cash deal involving the Venezuelan target man.

Dwight Gayle of Newcastle scores the third Newcastle goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on December 30, 2016 in...

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