Newcastle United 'braced' for fresh transfer raid by European giants as interest mounts

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Bayern Munich have turned attentions to the Newcastle United defender after missing out on Paris Saint-Germain right-back Nordi Mukiele

Bayern Munich will test Newcastle United’s resolve with a second approach for Kieran Trippier, according to reports. An unlikely transfer saga emerged at the back end of last week as Trippier became a target for the Bundesliga giants. Talk of a loan move was swiftly rejected, with Newcastle insisting their talisman is not for sale.

But there have been suggestions the Magpies would be willing to sell the 33-year-old providing they were offered a hefty transfer fee. Various sources have also suggested Trippier is open to a move, with Bayern having a possibility of winning the Champions League.

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An approach from the German club was rejected on Saturday but The Guardian claim they will return with another bid. Attention turned to Trippier after Bayern failed in their pursuit to sign Paris Saint-Germain right-back Nordi Mukiele.

The defender would be linking up with ex-Tottenham Hotspur teammates Harry Kane and Eric Dier, with the former still a colleague at international level. Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel is also highlighted as a motivating factor behind wanting to leave.

Elsewhere, the report also claims Callum Wilson is more likely to stay on Tyneside than Trippier. The striker has been the subject of interest from European heavyweights AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.

Wilson turns 32 next month but, despite his injury record, remains a vital member of Eddie Howe’s squad. His exit would leave Alexander Isak as the only first-team striker at the club. Atletico are said to have no interest in signing him penalty and would prefer a loan move until the summer. Sidelined since Boxing Day, Wilson is hopeful of making a return against Aston Villa a week today.

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