Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow is a target for Birmingham City this summer, but The Sun has suggested that the two clubs are struggling to reach an agreement.
Darlow has endured a frustrating time at St James’ Park. Martin Dubravka’s form throughout his stay on Tyneside has meant that the 29-year-old has not made a league appearance in well over two years.
The Sun has suggested that Birmingham boss Aitor Karanka wants to add the stopper to his ranks. Lee Camp was released following the end of the Championship season.
However, it appears that the Blues are struggling to put together an offer that Newcastle are happy with.
The Sun suggests that Karanka is struggling to afford a permanent bid for Darlow, while putting together a financial package for a potential loan deal is also proving problematic.
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Darlow would be forgiven for being tempted by a potential move to St Andrew’s. It is incredibly difficult to see the former Nottingham Forest man pushing ahead of Dubravka unless the latter sustains an injury.
But Newcastle are arguably making the right decision not letting Darlow leave on the cheap. He is a good understudy.
Replacing him therefore, could be tricky. Any goalkeeper coming in will know that they are unlikely to play much while Dubravka is at the club.