Newcastle make Dominic Solanke enquiry to Bournemouth

Dominic Solanke

Newcastle have made an enquiry about Dominic Solanke but have been told that Bournemouth will not sell him this month.

Eddie Howe, the Newcastle manager, has been in the market for a striker to bolster his attack for the second half of the season and is a long-term admirer of Solanke, having signed him while manager at the Vitality Stadium.

The 26-year-old was signed from Liverpool five years ago in a £19 million deal and Bournemouth would stand to make a huge profit on their investment, but are determined to keep him at the club despite others showing interest.

Solanke has led Andoni Iraola’s attack this season and has scored 13 goals in 22 appearances. Iraola is understood to be reluctant to let any of his strikers go as Dango Ouattara and Antoine Semenyo are at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Wales international Kieffer Moore is his only other fit striker and he is reluctant to let him leave despite interest from several Championship teams.

Solanke, who has a long-term contract at Bournemouth, has scored eight goals in his past eight appearances and has helped push his club into midtable.

Burnley move for Nyamsi

Burnley are looking at a deal for Strasbourg centre-back Gerzino Nyamsi as Vincent Kompany looks to strengthen his back line for the club’s Premier League survival bid.

Nyamsi, 26, started in every Ligue 1 match this season until December when he was struck by an abdominal injury.

With Patrick Vieira, the Strasbourg manager, using cover at centre-back during Nyamsi’s absence, a decision is set to be made on whether he is allowed out on loan from the rest of the campaign.

But Kompany would face competition from his old club Anderlecht, who have also shown firm interest in the former French youth international player.

Fulham muscled out for Guirassy

Fulham are set to miss out on a deal for Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy as clubs weigh up whether to meet his £15.2 million release clause.

The 27-year-old is currently away with Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations but has attracted interest after scoring 19 goals this season.

It is understood that Champions League sides looking at a deal for Guirassy means it is unlikely a move to Craven Cottage would materialise, with Marco Silva in the market for a striker following Aleksandar Mitrovic’s departure in the summer.

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