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Newcastle could have to sell Allan Saint-Maximin this summer in a bid to raise funds

Newcastle should sell prized property Allan Saint-Maximin to raise money and offset their expenses, while Magpies struggles to offer the frustrated Frenchman a higher wage, keeping Premier League rivals on their toes

  • Newcastle face dilemma over holding contract talks with Allan Saint-Maximin
  • The Magpies could sell it this summer to raise money and offset their expenses
  • Spurs and Chelsea have expressed interest but think its £40m price tag is too high
  • The winger’s head would have been turned over by higher salaries being offered
  • Newcastle are aware of its frustration but are constrained by their pay structure

Newcastle United face a dilemma over how to enter into contract talks with Allan Saint-Maximin as the Premier League’s rivals go around in circles.

The French winger had been identified by Newcastle as one of several players they could sell this summer to raise money and offset their expenses.

Newcastle wanted more than £40 million for the fan favorite and although other clubs such as Tottenham and Chelsea were warned, that valuation was considered too high.

Newcastle should sell Allan Saint-Maximin to raise funds and offset their expenses

Newcastle should sell Allan Saint-Maximin to raise funds and offset their expenses

However, in the process of clubs gauging his availability, Saint-Maximin’s head seems to have turned on the higher salaries that can be offered.

Newcastle are aware of the 25-year-old’s growing frustration, but are constrained by the pay structure they’ve put in place.

Newcastle have a £12million deal for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, reaching critical points in protracted negotiations for Lille’s Sven Botman and Reims’ Hugo Ekikike.

Spurs and Chelsea have expressed interest in the winger but found his £40m price tag too high

Spurs and Chelsea have expressed interest in the winger but found his £40m price tag too high

The Magpies hope to complete their transfer for England goalkeeper Nick Pope before the weekend

The Magpies hope to complete their transfer for England goalkeeper Nick Pope before the weekend

Should the latter two fail to advance in the short term, they are expected to move on to other goals.

However, Newcastle are still limited by how much they can spend with a view to financially fair play and they hope to recoup some cash from the sale as the window progresses.

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