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Report: Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is not keen on Championship striker

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is not interested in signing Bournemouth’s Joshua King this month, TalkSport claims

When asked about his club’s reported interest in King, Bruce said: “No, No.

“At the top end of the pitch we’ve invested a lot of money, so no, we’re okay in that area.”

King has been linked with a move to the Premier League since Bournemouth were relegated to the Championship. This could also be the last opportunity for the Cherries to receive a fee for the striker, as his contract runs out in six months. 

The 28-year-old has made nine appearances this season, making it seem even more unlikely that his current club will be looking to keep him at the Vitality Stadium beyond this season.

Newcastle have no shortage of striking options to call upon. Bruce already has Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle to lead the line for the Magpies.

However, all four strikers have struggled for goals this season, as they have scored just 13 in the Premier League between them.

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