DWIGHT GAYLE will not be leaving Newcastle United in January - unless his suitors come up with a fee of more than £10m.

Magpies boss Steve Bruce is a big admirer of the 29-year-old and wants to give him a chance to shine at some stage this season.

Gayle has struggled to get in to the team since returning from last season’s successful loan to West Bromwich Albion because he picked up a and calf injury in pre-season.

Bruce has since be keen to get him back to fitness to challenge summer signings Joelinton and Miguel Almiron for a first team shirt.

So far the Newcastle head coach has stuck by Joelinton and Almiron, despite their lack of goals and assists in the final third.

Almiron did celebrate his first assist on Saturday in the draw with Manchester City and he will more than likely keep his place at Sheffield United on Thursday.

Gayle is sure to be on the bench again but Bruce knows what he is capable of having tried on numerous occasions at previous clubs to sign him.

That is why Bruce will not let him leave on the cheap and West Brom and Nottingham Forest, two clubs pushing for promotion this season, had hoped to do business in January.

Newcastle, though, have made it clear that they are in no rush to let Gayle go and certainly not on loan.

For the St James’ Park club to be tempted then West Brom and Forest would have to make an offer in the region of £15m to land him permanently. Newcastle do not believe either club is in a position to pull off such a deal.

Bruce is looking to do his own bits of business when the window opens with a midfielder mainly in his sights. Andy Carroll and Gayle are currently the challengers to Joelinton for a first team lace up front.