According to various reports in Portugal, Newcastle United have made an offer of £7.5m for Andre Carrillo.

The versatile Peruvian attacker can play right across the front three and with only eighteen months left on his contract, Sporting Lisbon are keen to get his future sorted one way or another.

andre carrilloThe twenty three year old has 21 senior international caps for Nobby Solano’s old international team and has starred in the Champions League this season for Sporting, including in the two games against Chelsea.

Since arriving from Peru three and a half years ago the striker/winger hasn’t exactly been prolific with only 13 club goals, while at international level he only has a single strike to his name.

Amongst the Portuguese media that have covered the transfer story is Zero Zero and they say that Sporting are holding out for nearer £12m, the transfer further complicated by the fact that Andre Carrillo’s current club only own half of his registration.

Newcastle have been regularly linked recently with a number of players in Portugal, whether this proves to be the ‘new France’ for Graham Carr and Newcastle United remains to be seen.

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