Newcastle United's swap for Dwight Gayle could scupper West Bromwich Albion's plans

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion and Gavin Massey of Wigan Athletic at The Hawthorns on December 26, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

West Bromwich Albion are said to be keen to sign Dwight Gayle from Newcastle United.

West Bromwich Albion's Dwight Gayle wheels away as Stoke City players plead for a West Brom goal to be disallowed for handball during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich...

According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle United may be lining up a swap deal in which they would use West Bromwich Albion target Dwight Gayle.

Newcastle have loaned Gayle to West Brom this season, and the striker has been in wonderful form at the Hawthorns.

 

Gayle has netted 21 league goals since moving to the Baggies, and Albion are now keen to buy him off Newcastle.

However, their chances may be scuppered, as Newcastle have found another way to use Gayle.

Newcastle want Fulham’s Tom Cairney, and they are set to propose a trade deal with the Cottagers.

Rafael Benitez’s side are said to be prepared to offer Gayle to Fulham in exchange for Cairney.

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa at The Hawthorns on December 7, 2018 in West...

The London side have taken note of Gayle’s form at West Brom and now are keen for him to be their number nine next term, as they look to bounce straight back from relegation.

And if West Brom do end up missing out on Gayle now it will have to be seen as a major blow to the Baggies’ summer transfer plans.

Dwight Gayle  of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City at The Hawthorns on September 1, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

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