Toon face fight in £2.5m left-back pursuit – reports

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Newcastle face a fight in their pursuit of Neil Taylor, with Swansea set to offer the left-back a new contract to keep him at the club, according to the South Wales Evening Post.

Newcastle put forward a bid for Taylor for £1.1 million, which was rejected by Swansea, and while the Toon are considering increasing their price, the Welsh side are hoping that Taylor chooses to stay put.

Newcastle has been willing to give Taylor a five year deal, but Swansea are hopeful that they can offer the 22-year-old enough of a deal to turn his head back to the newly-promoted side.


Huw Jenkins insisted that Newcastle haven’t put forward another bid for Taylor as yet, and that the player is concentrating on staying at Swansea.

"Neil has a contract and he is our player for another two years," Jenkins said.

"The question is not whether he will stay with us, it is whether things will go the other way.

"We will find out the answer to that in the next few weeks."

Taylor is reportedly worth £2.5 million to Swansea, and if Newcastle up their bid to that price, the newly promoted side might be hard-pressed to say no to a deal.

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