St James’ Park could be in trouble for wanting Valley shot-stopper.
Newcastle United could find themselves in hot water after Charlton Athletic reported them to the Premier League over their approach for goalkeeper Rob Elliot.
The League One club turned down a formal bid of £100,000 on Wednesday but claim Toon boss Alan Pardew broke an agreement not to make the offer public.
News of Newcastle’s interest in Elliot surfaced late on Wednesday night as Fraser Forster completed his loan move from St James’ Park to Celtic.
Charlton chief executive Stephen Kavanagh claimed the Magpies are trying to unsettle the 25-year-old.
“It is very disappointing that Alan Pardew has decided to make public an offer for Robbie Elliot despite assurances to the contrary that wouldn’t happen from his club officials,” he told the Charlton website.
“Newcastle made a written offer of £100,000 for Robbie on Wednesday, and made it clear that it was their final and best offer.
“The offer was rejected within minutes, and Newcastle then confirmed they no longer had an interest in the player.
“We have contacted the Premier League today to register our concern at public statements being made by Newcastle after they withdrew their interest.”
Asked about the situation at a press conference yesterday afternoon, former Addicks boss Pardew confirmed he was on the hunt for a new stopper.
“We have confirmed that Fraser is going to Celtic on loan for the year, and that leaves us with an issue that we need another goalie, so we are looking at options to possibly bring one in,” he said
But when later questioned further by radio reporters, he replied: “Once (a deal for) Fraser was completed, we started looking for another goalie.
“We have enquired about Rob Elliot and we have put a bid in there.”