Wednesday August 23 2017
Report: Newcastle fail in Praet bid

Sampdoria have reportedly rejected a €19m bid from Newcastle United for attacking midfielder Dennis Praet.

According to Sport Mediaset, Newcastle’s offer was “returned to sender” by Samp, despite it being €5m more than initially thought.

Scouts were reportedly sent by Rafa Benitez’s side to watch the Belgian in action against Benevento over the weekend.

The 23-year-old only joined the Blucerchiati from Anderlecht last summer but scored and assisted just once in 2016-17.