The latest speculation emanating from England claims that Newcastle are lining up a cash plus player move for Reading striker Shane Long.
Alan Pardew is believed to have offered fellow Irish International Leon Best in exchange for the in demand Tipperary native.
Reading are trying their best to hang onto Long, slapping a 10 million pound price tag on the player, who has a year left on his contract.
Best meanwhile look set to depart St James Park this summer after being told he is surplus to requirements. Celtic are reported to be keeping tabs on the former Coventry forward.
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