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Newcastle hold advantage on West Ham in battle for Blackburn striker Armstrong

Newcastle United could yet re-sign Adam Armstrong from Blackburn Rovers this summer.

The Evening Chronicle says Armstrong was linked with a move to West Ham United over the weekend with David Moyes believed to have considered an £8million bid for the 18-goal striker's services in January.

No concrete offer was placed by West Ham but the bid would have been rejected swiftly by Rovers as they would have picked up a paltry fee for the Geordie goal-getter.

Blackburn slapped a £30million price tag on Armstrong earlier in the season but with his current deal running out in 2022, the Championship play-off contenders would have to be more realistic about their price going forward.

It's understood that Newcastle will bank 40% of any fee that Blackburn pick up for Armstrong, a situation which means that United would also be in a decent position if they decide to bring him back to St James' Park.

There are some staff members who didn't agree on Armstrong's £2million sale to Blackburn back in 2018 and the striker left his boyhood club on excellent terms with those at executive level, the final decision to sell the striker was sanctioned by Rafa Benitez.


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