Newcastle United are reportedly willing to let Nottingham Forest target Dwight Gayle leave in on loan in January but would require any deal to include a £20 million obligation to buy.
Forest are well set to launch a serious promotion challenge in the second half of the season, sitting fourth as things stand, and Sabri Lamouchi will likely be keen to add some quality to his squad to ensure that happens.
It appears the Reds are keen to add some support for striker Lewis Grabban as it is understood that they’re interested in bringing in Gayle.
According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are open to seeing the 29-year-old striker leave the club on loan this month.
However, the report claims that any such deal would have to include a £20million obligation to buy in the summer.
Gayle has had limited opportunities in the Newcastle first team this season, playing just 150 minutes so far, and may be interested in a move down to the Championship in order to find regular football.
The 29-year-old has an excellent record in the second tier of English football and was fantastic for West Bromwich Albion last season–scoring 24 goals and providing eight assists.
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These claims seem to open the door to a potential move for Forest slightly but you feel they would be taking a huge risk by committing to such a deal.
Gayle would be a fantastic addition but £20 million is a massive amount of money for a Championship club and would cause them real issues if the Reds were unable to get promoted.
Lamouchi does need to bring in some support for Grabban, with Rafa Mir having made little impact since joining on loan from Wolves.