Newcastle ‘eye’ £50million double transfer swoop with ex-Sunderland defender linked

Newcastle United are set for a busy summer in the transfer market - and the rumour mill has already begun to turn.

Newcastle United are eyeing a £50million double deal - according to reports.

The Magpies enjoyed a busy January transfer window and Eddie Howe is set to further transform his squad in the coming weeks.

And reports have linked Newcastle with two summer moves at opposite ends of the field.

Spanish outlet Fichajes claim that the Tynesiders are keen on a move for AC Milan forward Rafael Leao.

The 22-year-old has excelled in Serie A and is comfortable playing anywhere across the frontline - and is reportedly viewed as an ‘exciting option’ for Newcastle as they look to show their ambition in the transfer market.

Previous reports have suggested that the Italian giants value Leao at around £50million, with Arsenal also said to be keen on the Portuguese international.

And Newcastle have also been linked with a move for former Sunderland loanee Jason Denayer.

The Belgian international is entering the final six months of his contract at current club Lyon and is yet to commit his future to the Ligue 1 outfit.

That has alerted a number of clubs, with Het Nieuwsblad reporting that Barcelona, Juventus and Napoli are also monitoring the situation.

Denayer, who previously played for Manchester City, has impressed since joining the French side and is said to be in no hurry to make a decision on his future.