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Report: Roma reject £51m Newcastle bid for Lorenzo Pellegrini

Newcastle United have now launched a £51.3 million bid for Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini, however, Corriere dello Sport reports that the Giallorossi have taken no time to reject the offer.

Pellegrini has just enjoyed his best campaign yet in the Italian capital. The 25-year-old scored 14 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions. Of course, he helped Jose Mourinho’s side win the Europa Conference League in its inaugural year.

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His form was not going unnoticed. In fact, Corriere dello Sport reports that all of the top clubs across Europe have considered a move for the attacking midfielder.

But it appears that Newcastle are the ones to make the first move. Perhaps however, it may be the only bid that comes Roma’s way, given their response.

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Corriere dello Sport reports that Newcastle have offered £51.3 million for Pellegrini. However, Roma immediately rejected the bid. And they have no interest in entering into talks over a potential move.

The report adds that Pellegrini has currently set his sights on being at Roma for the rest of his career.

Roma reject Newcastle bid for Pellegrini

Signing Pellegrini would have been a huge statement from Newcastle. Jose Mourinho has previously suggested that he ‘can do everything‘. And he is certainly capable of playing anywhere in the midfield.

Newcastle signed one outstanding midfielder in January in Bruno Guimaraes. The Brazilian played a huge role in the Magpies keeping themselves out of trouble this past season.

Pairing him with Pellegrini would have been an unbelievable move from Eddie Howe and the Magpies.

It does appear that no move is going to take place during this window. However, it would not be a surprise if many clubs keep Pellegrini on their radar in the years to come.

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