NEWCASTLE have reportedly had a £33.5 million offer for Jack Harrison rejected by Leeds United.
And the Magpies must allegedly cough up at least £40m if they want to sign the winger.
Eddie Howe’s side have already made three additions to the squad this summer.
They have snapped up goalkeeper Nick Pope, defender Sven Botman as well turning Matt Targett’s loan move into a permanent transfer.
Now Newcastle are looking for attacking reinforcements and have been linked with the Leeds star for several weeks.
Foot Mercato are now stating that they have made a formal approach for Harrison.
They claim that Toon have bid £33.5m for the ex-Manchester City ace.
However, that offer was quickly rejected.
And Leeds are only willing to do business if they receive a minimum of £40m.
He only signed for the Elland Road outfit for £10m last summer from Man City.
But his dazzling displays have seen the Englishman’s stock more than treble over the past 12 months.
Leeds’ refusal to do business will be a huge blow to Toon boss Howe who’s desperate to add some firepower to his attack.
The uber-wealthy Saudi-owned side struggled for goals last season, and Howe wants to avoid a repeat scenario this time around.