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Newcastle and Leicester line up transfer swoop for Charlton talent



Charlton striker Macauley Bonne is the subject of interest from Premier League sides Newcastle and Leicester as well as Championship high flyers Fulham, according to talkSPORT.

Bonne only joined the South London outfit over the summer following a prolific season for Leyton Orient in non-league football, and he has made a solid start to life at The Valley after filling Lyle Taylor’s goalscoring void in recent months.

Taylor missed three months of Championship action after suffering a knee injury in early September, and Bonne has since stepped up to the plate by netting six goals in 15 appearances during a difficult period for Lee Bowyer’s side.

It has now emerged that Bonne is being monitored by a host of clubs, with Newcastle reportedly leading the race for his signature due to the possibility of regular first-team football seeming less likely at Leicester and Fulham.

Injury-hit Charlton have been struggling of late, with their 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough over the weekend meaning they are now without a win in eight matches, but the Teesside clash saw Taylor make his long-awaited injury return from the bench.

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It would not have been easy for Bonne to make the leap from the National League to the Championship over the summer, but the rate at which he has adapted is indicative of the attacking quality he possesses.

It will come as something of a surprise for there to be further interest in his services after less than half a season at Charlton, but there can be no denying that he has impressed since being included in the starting line-up by Lee Bowyer.

Charlton will be desperate to keep hold of Bonne given their first-team squad is already looking stretched, but there may be nothing they can do if a a top-flight club makes serious advances for him in January.

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