Bournemouth forward Josh King has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer on the back of his unsuccessful loan spell at Merseyside outfit Everton. The Norwegian international joined the Toffees on loan in January and he didn’t score till the end of last season. King would be a free agent in a matter of hours and a free transfer move to sign for Newcastle United has been reported in the media.

Newcastle United are interested in signing King but a transfer could be dependent on the futures of both Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle. Both Andy Carroll and ex-Crystal Palace star Gayle have new deals on the table. For Andy Carroll, the tall striker is in his second spell at St. James Park and he’s set to continue at the club after being offered a new contract with his current deal expiring this month. Gayle is also in the same situation though he has only had one spell with the Magpies.

Newcastle United have four strikers on their books as far as the first team is concerned and they are Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll. A fifth striker might be too much for a club like Newcastle United who can’t offer European football according to English journalist Lee Ryder who’s the Newcastle United correspondent for Chronicle Live. The Magpies might need to let either Gayle or Carroll leave the club this summer to sign King who’s a long-term target.

Apart from King, Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Kristoffer Ajer who has told his club that he wants to leave this summer. The Norwegian international plays for Celtic in the Scottish Premiership. The Newcastle United target is available for just £8m as manager Steve Bruce tries to boost his defensive options for the new season.