‘Agreement reached’ - Newcastle United transfer target set to join Premier League rivals on loan

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The Newcastle United-linked defender is set to join another Premier League club on loan.

Chelsea left-back Lewis Hall is set to complete a season-long loan move to Crystal Palace this week.

The 18-year-old has reportedly been on Newcastle United’s radar this summer as a potential loan option. However, as per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the defender is moving to Selhurst Park.

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“Lewis Hall will become new Crystal Palace player this week,” Romano tweeted. “Positive talks took place on player side after the agreement reached with Chelsea last week Loan move until June 2024.”

Hall featured 11 times for Chelsea last season and started both Premier League fixtures against Newcastle, where he was named The Blues’ player of the match in the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge back in May.

Last month, Hall fuelled talk of a potential move to St James’ Park when he followed Newcastle United and players such as Allan Saint-Maximin, Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson on Instagram.

He does have connections to Newcastle. His brother Connor, who plays for National League side Solihull Moors, is a self-proclaimed Magpies fan.

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Eddie Howe had been hoping to sign a left-back this summer but is set to go without after sealing a £30million plus add-ons move for Southampton and England under-21s full-back Tino Livramento.

While Livramento is predominantly a right-back, Newcastle opted to prioritise a deal for the 20-year-old with top officials such as sporting director Dan Ashworth viewing him as a future replacement for Kieran Trippier, who turns 34 next year, at club and international level.

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