Jordan Lukaku’s move to Newcastle off, confirms club

first_imgHowever, the 24-year-old will no longer be moving to Tyneside, despite undergoing a medical on Friday.The club have not disclosed the reason for the deal falling through but is understood to be down to medical reasons.Lukaku has now returned to Rome and is set to remain at Lazio until the summer.A statement released by Newcastle read: “Newcastle United can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club.“The Belgian defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by his current club, SS Lazio. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Jordan Lukaku’s move to Newcastle United from Lazio has fallen through, the Premier League club have announced.The left-back, who is brother to Manchester United star Romelu,  has agreed to join the Magpies on loan until the end of the season. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST TRANSFER NEWS targets RANKED “It has now been decided that a loan deal will not be pursued and the player will return to Rome. We wish Jordan all the best for the future.”Boss Rafa Benitez refused to talk about the Belgium international before Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash with Watford.“You know I will not talk about transfer windows,” he said. “I will not talk about any players, because we have who we have.“Lee (Marshall), director of communications, has given me a lot of names that are in the media, but I will not talk about anyone.“January is a difficult window. The top sides are normally in the Champions League or Europa League, and it is difficult to find players.”center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Lukaku will not be joining Newcastle this month LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 1 IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more