Newcastle United’s bid to sign Jordan Lukaku from Lazio has collapsed leaving the club’s January recruitment strategy in disarray.
The younger brother of Manchester United striker Romelu had been expected to sign on loan until the end of the season, however the club confirmed late on Friday night that the deal was off.
“Newcastle United can confirm that Jordan Lukaku will not be joining the club,” the club said in a statement.
“The Belgian defender was on Tyneside on Friday after being given permission to travel by his current club, SS Lazio.
“It has now been decided that a loan deal will not be pursued and the player will return to Rome.”