Newcastle seek to hijack Lyon move for Zenit striker Sardar Azmoun

Newcastle United seek to hijack Lyon move for Zenit St Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun in bid to bolster their attacking ranks

  • The 27-year-old Iranian international is out of contract in the summer
  • Lyon have agreed terms with the players but are only willing to pay £3m 
  • That has left the door ajar for Newcastle to sign the Zenit striker in January

Newcastle United have made fresh enquiries for Zenit St Petersburg’s prolific striker Sardar Azmoun.

The 27-year-old Iranian international is out of contract in the summer and has been in talks over a move to Lyon.

However, despite outlining terms over a four and a half year contract, the French side were unwilling to pay more than £3m to sign him this month.

Newcastle have made a fresh move for Zenit St Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun

That has left the door ajar for Newcastle who are looking for cover while Callum Wilson recuperates from a calf injury. 

Azmoun has scored 11 times this season and impressed with goals in the Champions League against Chelsea and Juventus.

Newcastle are finalising discussions over a fee for Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier but have been rebuffed in their initial £30million bid to sign centre back Sven Botman from Lille, who say the Dutch defender is not for sale.

Azmoun impressed with goals in the Champions League against Chelsea and Juventus




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