Newcastle United have held talks with Northampton Town over the possibility of signing teenage striker Ivan Toney.
The 19-year-old scored eight goals in 40 League Two appearances last season as Northampton successful preserved their Football League status and media speculation suggests he could join Newcastle for £300,000.
Northampton boss Chris Wilder confirmed the two clubs have been in negotiations and told the Northampton Chronicle: “There has been speculation, and maybe it is one for the chairman to answer.
“There has been discussions, we can’t get away from that, and as I have said before, Ivan is a very, very good young player that will attract interest.
“I will know more where we are after I have had discussions with the chairman [on Sunday and Monday].”
Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren also continues to be heavily linked with QPR striker Charlie Austin, who netted 18 times in his debut Premier League season last term.
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