Newcastle drop bid for De Jong over Twente price

Newcastle United have gone cold on FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong.

Newcastle United have gone cold on FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong.

Sky News says they made a firm offer of €12million (£9.6m) and, as is the policy under owner Mike Ashley, the whole fee would be paid up-front - which is almost unheard of in football.

Despite the appeal of a full payment, FC Twente have stood firm over their valuation of De Jong - which is believed to be in excess of €15million.

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