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Newcastle renew interest in Luuk de Jong

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Luuk de Jong could come to Tyneside. (©GettyImages)
Luuk de Jong could come to Tyneside. (©GettyImages).

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has renewed his interest in Dutch forward Luuk de Jong, reports The Independent.

The Daily Mail reported that Stoke City have also enquired about the player.

The 23-year-old striker has fallen out of favour at Borussia Monchengladbach following the form of Max Kruse and Raffael.

Pardew tried to sign de Jong for £10 million in 2012, when the player was still contracted to FC Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Instead, de Jong opted to join Monchengladbach for £12.6 million. It now seems plausible that Newcastle would be able to loan the hitman for the remainder of the season. 

Following an impressive spell in the Eredivisie, De Jong failed to replicate his good form for Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga falling out of favour with head coach, Lucien Favre.

“We will possibly loan Luuk at Christmas, but definitely not to a competitor,” said Hans Meyer, director at Borussia Monchengladbach, back in November.

Alan Pardew had stated last week the club's eagerness to sign a quality striker.

“We’re making sure we’re on our toes in terms of the market,” he said.

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