Anderlecht have denied there is any truth in widespread reports this afternoon that Newcastle had agreed a transfer fee for the services of 20 year old Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The various media were short on sources earlier today when they claimed a £15m deal was agreed between the two clubs.
Hard to gauge where the initial ‘story’ had came from but there were some vague mentions of it being an Italian media source/sauce.
That looks immaterial anyway as Anderlecht General Manager, Herman Van Holsbeeck, has told Belgian media organisation ‘Stadion’ that nothing has been agreed between Newcastle and Anderlecht.
Newcastle, along with many other clubs, have been regularly linked with the Serbian striker but little wonder as he is one of the hottest rising properties in European football.
With 25 goals in 45 starts for Anderlecht this year, the striker who has been dubbed the ‘Serbian Ibrahimovic’ would have no shortage of suitors if the Belgian club decided to sell.
Exactly how anybody believed a deal had been done when Newcastle aren’t even guaranteed Premier League football at this moment in time, is anybody’s guess.
The forward’s agent has been keen in the past to talk about his player and transfer speculation, so little surprise if that is the source of this latest mischief, driving up interest ahead of a possible new club for his client in the summer.