Rolando Aarons rejects Hull loan in favour of Hellas Verona

Rolando Aarons has turned down the opportunity to sign for Hull on loan, opting for a switch to Hellas Verona, according to Sky sources.

Sky Sports News reported on Deadline Day that Hull were in talks with Newcastle over a potential loan deal, however the winger favours a move to Serie A.

The 22-year-old has struggled for first-team football this season due to injury and has fallen down the pecking order, appearing only five times.

Aarons joined the Newcastle youth system in 2012 after being released by Bristol City, and has gone on to play 27 times for the club, scoring four goals.

Rafael Benitez says he is confident Newcastle can add to their squad before the January transfer window closes.

Newcastle handed the winger his debut in August 2014 – Aarons coming on as a substitute during their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Newcastle also expect to lose Henri Saivet on Deadline Day. The midfielder has arrived in Turkey ahead of a loan move to Sivasspor.

Sky Sports News understands there could be up to three departures from St James’ Park on Deadline Day.

Chelsea’s Kenedy is the only player to have arrived this month, joining on loan until the end of the season, while Newcastle have had two bids for Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen turned down, and saw Daniel Sturridge opt to join West Brom.

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