Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic not returning to Anderlecht on loan

Aleksandar Mitrovic is still expected to leave Newcastle on Deadline Day, despite a loan move to Anderlecht falling through.

The Serbia striker had been expected to join the Belgian club for the rest of the season but the deal was not completed, after Anderlecht failed to sell another player to finance the move.

Mitrovic travelled to Brussels on Wednesday afternoon in a private jet in order to complete the move, but might now have to travel elsewhere to complete a late switch.

He was also reported to be interesting French club Bordeaux and Bundesliga outfit Hamburg.

Sky Sports reported last week that Brighton had a bid in the region of £8m for Mitrovic rejected because Newcastle did not want to sell to a rival.

Mitrovic, 23, has been sidelined for over a month with a back injury and has not started a Premier League game this season.

He would have been returning to Anderlecht, having moved to Newcastle from the Belgian club for £13m in the summer of 2015.

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