Newcastle have informed Leeds United they must pay £4m to sign goalkeeper Karl Darlow this January.
Leeds are struggling with a goalkeeper injury crisis at the moment and are interested in signing a backup to current first-choice goalkeeper,
Darlow has made just one appearance in the EFL cup this year, and is in competition for places with Martin Dubravka, Rob Elliot and Freddie Woodman, the latter of which has also been linked with Leeds.
I would like to thank the medical staff at both Thorp Arch and Leeds General Infirmary for the excellent way they dealt with the situation and also thank all the fans for their support and messages ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4GsA0hcRuq— Jamal Blackman (@Big_Blacks) November 16, 2018
Darlow would provide a solid replacement for injured Blackman, as the Newcastle goalkeeper knows the Championship well after winning the competition with the Magpies in 2017. He would add some experience to the position, with Peacock-Farrell relatively green, at just 22 years old.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa said there was no news on any agreements for a goalkeeper, but it is understood that Leeds will move for the £4m man when the January transfer window opens.