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Newcastle are ready to spend £500k-a-week on Jesse Lingard’s loan deal with Dele Alli on the transfer radar if the transfer fails

NEWCASTLE is willing to pay close to £500,000/week for Jesse Lingard on loan.

But they are ready to attack backup targets if they fail to land midfield, with Tottenham‘S Dele Alli top of the list.

Jesse Lingard remains Newcastle's No 1 midfield target in the January transfer window

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Jesse Lingard remains Newcastle’s No 1 midfield target in the January transfer windowCredit: Getty
Dele Alli could also be linked with Newcastle if they cannot secure Lingard

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Dele Alli could also be linked with Newcastle if they cannot secure LingardCredit: Rex

Lingard is their first choice and Toon hope to add him to their Saudi Arabia training camp this week.

British star, 29 years old, present with Manchester United team in Dubai, a three-hour flight from the Magpies winter base in Jeddah.

The Red Devils have turned down Newcastle’s first offer, with the England midfielder – whose contract is out in the summer – still unsure if they will sanction a move.

A second auction took place last week and the relegation-threatened Starlings are now ready to pay a hefty £6million loan fee north to bring Lingard in in four months. end of the season.

Toon will also pay his £100,000-a-week salary.

But United’s hesitation over whether to let him go has made Newcastle manager Eddie Howe ready to replace Alli.

The 25-year-old striker went cold under Tottenham manager Antonio Conte and wasn’t even in their squad for Sunday’s defeat against Chelsea despite a raft of trauma.

Spurs are open to both transfers and loan, but while Dele is not said to want a permanent move to Tyneside right now, he could be convinced by the promise of playing football regularly until the summer.

Newcastle are also still in discussions with Sevilla’s Diego Carlos.

They have been frustrated by the Spanish club’s difficult negotiations but can strike a deal if they are willing to pay £38m.

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Burnley’s James Tarkowski is still interested despite Clarets’ reluctance to negotiate with Newcastle after they activated Chris Woods’ £25m release clause.

And the Mags are also waiting Premier League approved to add Majed Al Sorour to their board.

Al Sorour is the chief executive of Golf Saudi and attended this month’s FA Cup third round loss to League One Cambridge at St James’ Park.

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Caroline Bleakley

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