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Newcastle reportedly set to offload £13m star

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Newcastle are “ready to sell” striker Aleksandar Mitrovic at the end of the season, according to the Sun. The newspaper reports that the Serbian will be allowed to leave St James’ Park in the summer after falling down the pecking order.

Mitrovic joined the Magpies from Anderlecht for £13million in 2015 but it seems he is surplus to requirements. The 22 year old has made 23 appearances in all competitions but has missed out on the match day squads for the past two matches against Huddersfield Town and Reading.

Forward Daryl Murphy has edged ahead of the Serbian international in manager Rafa Benitez’s plans, and the return of top goalscorer Dwight Gayle from a hamstring injury means that Mitrovic will continue to be sidelined from first team duties.

The forward has been called up by Serbia for their match against Georgia on March 24th, but for his club the Serbian has started just ten matches this campaign, and only eight times in the league. He has been on the score sheet in just four games, with the last of his six goals coming against Wolves in the league last month.

The Sun report that a number of Serie A sides maybe interested in Mitrovic, while a move to a Premier League club could also be a possibility.

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