The report has claimed of interest from Leeds’s Championship rivals Stoke City in the former Peterborough United striker as well.
Newcastle manager Gayle has said that Gayle will not leave the Magpies this summer and will be part of the his squad for the 2019-20 campaign.
Bruce told The Chronicle about Gayle: “I want to keep him. As I keep saying, you’re only as good as your strikers. In that areas we need a threat and Gayle has always been part of my plans.”
The Newcastle boss added: “I’ve tried to buy him before but not been able to afford him!”
Blow for Leeds United
With Roofe reportedly heading to Anderlecht, Gayle would be a brilliant replacement for the striker.
However, with Bruce saying that the 29-year-old will not leave the Magpies this summer, it will be a blow for Marcelo Bielsa’s side if they are unable to land Gayle this summer.
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