Turkish giants close to agreeing deal with Newcastle United but one sticking point remains

Fenerbahce are closing in on Newcastle United star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The Yellow Canaries are keen to bolster their attacking options this summer. Newly appointed director of football Damien Comolli has been leading negotiations for Fenerbahce with the Magpies.

However, the Turkish outlet Takvim states that the two parties have been unable to agree upon the inclusion of an ‘option to buy clause.’

Per the source, Newcastle United have blocked all attempted by Fenerbahce to include the clause.

The Magpies have stated that if Fenerbahce want to sign Mitrovic next summer, they will need to re-open transfer talks and agree a deal.

Meanwhile, Turkish outlet SporX states that Newcastle are already preparing for life without Mitrovic by lining up a move for West Brom striker Soloman Rondon.

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Mitrovic spent last season out on loan with Fulham where he helped the London based club achieve promotion to the Premier League.

The 23-year-old also featured at this summers 2018 World Cup with the Serbia national team.