Leeds impose £35m price tag on Jack Harrison amid Newcastle interest

Leeds impose £35m price tag on Jack Harrison amid Newcastle interest, with Eddie Howe an admirer of the winger’s work rate as he also eyes Aston Villa youngster Carney Chukwuemeka

  • Leeds want over £35m for Jack Harrison amid Newcastle interest
  • Eddie Howe admires the winger and wants to sign him alongside a young striker
  • Newcastle are also keen on Carney Chukwuemeka but face major competition

Leeds United want more than £35m to sell Jack Harrison amid interest from Newcastle United.

Harrison is admired by Eddie Howe for his work rate and he is keen to add the 25-year-old to his squad along with a young striker.

Leeds are very fond of Harrison and won’t sell easily. They are continuing their own talks for a new striker with Arnaud Kalimuendo of Paris Saint-Germain, their main target.

Leeds United want over £35m to sell Jack Harrison amid Newcastle interest

Eddie Howe admires Harrison's work rate and wants to add him to his Newcastle squad

Eddie Howe admires Harrison’s work rate and wants to add him to his Newcastle squad

Harrison joined Leeds on loan in 2018 before finally joining on a permanent basis last summer after three years at Elland Road.

He played a crucial role in helping the club avoid relegation last season with eight goals in 35 league appearances.

Leeds have been one of the league’s most active sides in the transfer market this summer, having signed Brendan Aaronson, Luis Sinsisterra, Tyler Adams, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca and Darko Gyabi.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are back in the market for a striker who has also missed out on Hugo Ekitike, who joined PSG on loan. They asked about 19-year-old Bordeaux striker Sekou Mara.

Newcastle are among the clubs keen on Carney Chukwuemeka but face great competition

Newcastle are among the clubs keen on Carney Chukwuemeka but face great competition

Newcastle are also among clubs keen on Aston Villa’s Carney Chukwuemeka, but he is of interest to PSG, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.

The 18-year-old was left at home by Villa boss Steven Gerrard as the team left for Australia last week.

Howe’s side have so far seen Sven Botman and Nick Pope come through the doors, while full-back Matt Targett has joined on a permanent basis.

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Eleanor C. William