Newcastle prepared to sanction departure of striker

Newcastle United have told Chris Wood he can leave the club this month, 90min understands.

The 31-year-old is behind Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak in the striking pecking order at St James’ Park, though he has played a role for Eddie Howe this season.

But Newcastle are now prepared to listen to offers for New Zealand international Wood, who joined from Burnley for £25m last January.

Nottingham Forest have already made a move and are in talks to take Wood on loan with a view to a permanent deal, as they look to cover for the injured Taiwo Awoniyi.

90min understands that Wood’s former club…

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