Rotherham’s Adam Armstrong chase hotting up as Newcastle exit appears near

Rotherham are stepping up their pursuit of Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong as they aim to strengthen their squad ahead of Saturday’s trip to Barnsley.

The 19-year-old England youth international is a target for the Millers, who have been chasing a striker all summer, and they will be keen to try and get a deal done in the next 48 hours.

Armstrong did not feature for the Magpies in their 2-0 EFL Cup win over Cheltenham on Tuesday night, fuelling speculation that his expected loan departure from St James’ Park is imminent.

There are a number of clubs interested in taking the former Coventry loanee, but the Millers are believed to be one of the frontrunners for his signature, having compromised on their desire to get him until the end of the season.

Armstrong announced himself last season with a superb loan spell with the Sky Blues where he plundered 20 goals in 40 appearances for the League One side and boss Alan Stubbs has confirmed that he is a fan.

Other targets

Armstrong is not the only striking target for the Millers, though, as they continue to assess the market ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.

With only free agents available to sign after next Wednesday, they will be desperate to finally bolster their attacking options, which currently consist of the in-form Danny Ward and untried youngster Jerry Yates.

They are looking at a number of targets, including senior strikers currently at Premier League clubs.

Meanwhile, former target Christoffer Nymam has signed for German Bundesliga 2 outfit Eintracht Braunschweig on a three-year deal.

The Millers tried to sign the Swedish striker earlier this summer but refused to give in to his wage demands.

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