Newcastle United are in advanced talks to sign French wonderkid Hugo Ekitike from Reims in a deal worth just shy of £30m, 90min understands.

Ekitike, 19, is the highest scoring teenager in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season, scoring eight goals in 17 Ligue 1 games to date.

The Magpies want the deal completed before Saturday’s clash with Watford and Eddie Howe has given the green light for a move to proceed.

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