​Newcastle United are ready to listen to offers for striker Dwight Gayle, but only if they match their £15m asking price.

Gayle has received a lot of interest from clubs in the Championship, after he scored 24 times for West Brom on loan last season, and 23 in Newcastle's promotion season in 2016/17.

​Nottingham Forest, ​West Brom, ​Stoke City and ​Leeds United are among the clubs interested in the 29 year-old but it is thought that they will have to pay a large price to get their man.

Dwight Gayle

According to ​the Telegraph​Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is reluctant to sell the striker or let him leave on loan, and believes the hefty price tag will put potential interested clubs off.

A lot of the deal is thought to depend on whether or not the Magpies can secure a deal for ​Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen, who has long been linked with a move to the Premier League.

​Gayle has found game time hard to come by this campaign, appearing just four times as a substitute, after seeing his preseason preparations curtailed by a thigh injury.

He was expecting to be sold over the summer after falling out of favour with former boss Rafa Benitez, and had reached an agreement with Stoke City, only for the deal to be scuppered by financial fair play issues regarding the player's wages.

Dwight Gayle

Despite being a prolific striker at Championship level, Gayle has found Premier League football more difficult, and has only registered 21 goals in 103 top flight appearances.

Although he will not agitate for a move, it is understood that he wants more first team opportunities, which is understandable considering Newcastle's poor form in front of goal this season.

Seven of their 13 goals so far have come from defenders, while £40m summer signing Joelinton has scored just once since joining from Hoffenheim.