Carroll replacement search hits snag

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Mario Gomez is close to joining Napoli, scuppering Newcastle United's hopes of snapping up the German striker, according to talkSPORT.

The Bayern Munich forward has scored 19 goals in 25 Bundesliga matches this season, leading to plenty of interest from Tyneside and Serie A.

But reports are suggesting that Napoli have jumped the gun and bid £12 million for Gomez, beating Newcastle in the race for the forward.


The signing could pave the way for Edinson Cavani to sign for Newcastle, a player who would be available for £35 million, the exact amount the Magpies sold Andy Carroll for in the January transfer window.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been promised that the money from Carroll's sale could be spent on new players, and that has led to a host of players being linked with a move to St James's Park including Gervinho, Carlton Cole, Johan Elmander and Mladen Petric.

Such are Newcastle's ambitions under Pardew and owner Mike Ashley, who has sanctioned the spending spree this summer, that the club could well enter the Intertoto Cup this summer in order ton qualify for the Europa League.

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