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According to The Sun.English championship Bournemouth has been told that Newcastle United would be willing to part with £ 15 million for the services of Norwegian striker Josh King this month.
The 28-year-old is also on West Ham United’s radar as they look to replace Sebastien Haller, who will be heading to Ajax, but are not ready to meet the demands of the Cherries.
West Bromwich Albion also wants King, and his interests and Newcastle’s have raised the value of the forward.
Baggies manager Sam Allardyce needs a forward who can shoot alongside him towards safety, while his Magpies counterpart Steve Bruce wants to increase his attacking options given his team’s struggles in front of goal in what it’s in season.
West Ham coach David Moyes wanted the Bournemouth star in the summer, but the £ 13 million deal the Hammers were willing to make was rejected.
They are not looking to increase their offer yet, but now they could be forced to do so with Newcastle and West Brom waiting to jump in.
King only has six months left on his current contract, but that doesn’t force Bournemouth to lower his price.
The Premier League trio are not prepared to wait until he becomes a free agent before making a move, as getting it can help boost their fortunes on the field during the second half of 2020-21.
The attacker has not scored a goal in eight championship appearances so far this season, but has scored 42 goals in five seasons in the top flight and is expected to hand over the assets if signed this month.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was interested on bringing King back to Old Trafford last January before landing at Odion Ighalo, and that says a lot when it comes to his quality.
West Ham and West Brom can’t afford to continue the season without signing a striker this month, and landing King could do some good for their campaigns.