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Newcastle increase contract offer to Longstaff amid strong Udinese interest

Newcastle United are trying to persuade Matty Longstaff to reject an offer from Udinese.

Reports broke this week claiming the Serie A club had tabled a contract to Longstaff worth £30,000-a-week over five years.

It is an incredible offer and would make the 20-year-old Udinese's highest paid-player, while his family would also receive a £2m signing-on fee.

But the Telegraph says Toon have revised their initial offer £15,000-a-week to keep the local lad at St. James' Park.

Longstaff is earning only £850-a-week at the Magpies, where he has become one of the club's brightest stars this season.

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