Newcastle transfer news: Callum Wilson to stay at Newcastle United as AC Milan drop interest

Callum Wilson's transfer saga takes a positive turn as AC Milan drops interest. Get the latest Newcastle transfer news update on Newcastle United's striker.

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It's been a long time coming, but finally Newcastle United fans have some positive Newcastle transfer news this January as AC Milan drop their interest in striker Callum Wilson. It had been proposed that the England international was heading to Italy, but it's now been reported that Milan have moved on.

Callum Wilson has had an up and down season, which has once again been marred by injury. Although, the Newcastle man has featured in 14 Premier League games and scored seven goals this term. When fit, he remains an important player in Eddie Howe's team.

Wilson is currently on the ever growing injury list at St James Park with a calf injury, having recently had a hamstring problem as well. He's expected to return in time for the Aston Villa match on 30 January.

Newcastle transfer news: Callum Wilson to stay at Newcastle United as AC Milan drop interest

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has tweeted to confirm that AC Milan have moved on from Callum Wilson, and are turning their attention elsewhere. It was also thought that Atletico Madrid were keen on the striker, but it seems their focus is now on Italian forward Moise Kean.

"Callum Wilson won’t join AC Milan as their focus is on different positions with Giroud, Okafor and Jović doing very well. Atlético Madrid will go for Moise Kean and not for Callum Wilson."

Fabrizio Romano

It'll form a boost to Howe's season plans, and supporters will be glad for the positive news following a series of links for departing players. In recent days, Kieran Trippier has been strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich, while Miguel Almiron is reportedly on his way to Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab.

For its part, the club has said that it needs to sell players to boost hopes of securing new transfers, but are adamant that they will only look to offload squad players, rather than first team regulars.

What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news?