Sky Italia are reporting that Newcastle have made an official bid for AS Roma striker, Seydou Doumbia.
Marseille target & AS Roma striker Seydou Doumbia has been the subject of a transfer bid from Newcastle, according to Sky Italia.
— Get French Football (@GFN_France) January 29, 2016
Doumbia, 28, spent five years at CSKA Moscow before moving to Roma at the start of 2015.
He struggled to make an impact in Italy, scoring just two goals in the second half of last season, and rejoined the Russian club on loan last summer.
It would be fair to say, Sky Italia have been wrong in the past, and there’s no guaranteeing that this move is a goer. But it’s certainly interesting to see us linked with a fresh name – not the bogstandard Remy, Lacazette and Gomis which the tabloids have been chruning out over the past few days.
Nonetheless, Sky Sports’ North-East correspondent, Keith Downie, posted this tweet around 4:30pm. This may have something to do with it.
The likes of Fernebahce, Aston Villa, Marseille and Leicester City have all been monitoring the Ivorian this month, so we’ll certainly be facing tough competition for his signature, if the reports are to be believed.