Newcastle United, Leicester City and Fulham are all in the hunt to sign highly rated Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne.

The Addicks frontman has made his mark in the Championship after getting the opportunity to start thanks to an injury picked up by fellow forward Lyle Taylor.

He has scored six goals already this term and his prowess in front of goal has led to him being linked to a trio of clubs, including two big names in the Premier League.

According to talkSPORT, the 24-year-old has attracted the attention of the Foxes, the Cottagers and the Magpies, with the latter thought to be leading the race to sign him, owing to the fact he is more likely to get first team football in the north east.

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Bonne started his career at Colchester United, spending four years in Essex before leaving in 2017 to join Leyton Orient.

He then went on to score 45 goals in 90 appearances for the O’s prompting newly promoted Charlton to sign him earlier this year ahead of their first campaign back in the Championship.

Earlier this year, Bonne revealed to talkSPORT how he struggled to come to terms with the death of former boss Justin Edinburgh.

He said: “Something like that then comes along. I didn’t process it for a long time. When you realise someone of his stature has gone it doesn’t seem real.

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He made me love football again. I hated playing football at one point. With Orient, he made me fall in love with the game again and made me the player I am today.

“I have the utmost respect for him and I still get emotional talking about it but that’s the effect he had on everyone.”