Newcastle United and Liverpool ‘weigh up’ move for £63m-rated Champions League record-breaker

Newcastle United are reportedly monitoring Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma after he became the La Liga club’s record Champions League goalscorer.

The Dutch international scored the third goal of the Submarino Amarillo’s 3-0 at Juventus in midweek as they shocked the Serie A giants with a 4-1 aggregate win to reach the last eight of the competition.

Not only did Danjuma’s late penalty cap a remarkable performance from his side, it also saw him move ahead of the likes of Diego Forlan and Joseba Llorente to move alongside one-time Magpies loanee Giuseppe Rossi and become the club’s all-time leading scorer in European football’s premier cup competition.

The former Bournemouth star now has five goals in just eight Champions League appearances and has attracted the attention of several clubs across Europe with a string of impressive performances in La Liga.

CalcioMercato have named Newcastle as one of the clubs that are showing a serious interest in Danjuma, who is believed to have a £63m release clause in his current deal.

The likes of Liverpool, Everton and West Ham United are also said to be considering a move for the winger.

Milan continue talks with Magpies target

Lille defender Sven Botman was the subject of several unsuccessful offers from Newcastle during the January transfer window.

Serie A giants AC Milan were also keen to sign the Dutch centre-back during the window and they remain in talks with Botman and his representatives according to Italian daily TuttoSport.

The report suggests Milan held further discussions with Botman and his agent earlier this week and there are suggestions that both parties have come to an agreement on personal terms ahead of a summer move to Italy.

Their focus will now turn towards agreeing a deal with Lille, who are believed to holding out for a large fee for one of their prized assets.

Magpies compete with Arsenal and Manchester United for exciting winger

Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby has been in fine form with the Bundesliga club this season after scoring 16 goals and providing nine assists in 34 appearances in all competitions.

Aston Villa and Newcastle United are reportedly considering summer moves for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby. The 22-year-old has 15 goals in all competitions this season, including the winner in the Europa League against Celtic in November. (Birmingham Live)

The former PSG academy star has been eyed by several of Europe’s biggest clubs and the latest reports have named Newcastle and Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal as the ones showing the most significant interest.

Sport journalist Patrick Berger named all three clubs as suitors for Diaby and suggested a fee of around £50m could tempt Leverkusen to allow the winger to leave.