Newcastle United co-owners visit Stamford Bridge amid triple transfer link with Chelsea stars

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The Magpies are continuing in their attempts to add to their squad before the transfer window closes next month.

Newcastle United co-owners Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi were at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur battled their way to a 2-2 draw in fiercely contested London derby.

The Magpies chiefs were spotted chatting with Blues co-owner Behdad Eghbali prior to the game just under three months after he joined a consortium fronted by Todd Boehly to complete a takeover at Stamford Bridge.

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Significantly for United, the visit comes after the Magpies were linked with three Blues stars as the summer transfer window rapidly approaches its climax.

The United hierachy are working around the clock to add more attacking depth to Eddie Howe’s squad before the summer window closes for business in early September.

The last month has seen Chelsea trio Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Armando Broja all linked with a move to Tyneside - although no official moves have been made as yet.

A fourth Blues player - German striker Timo Werner - was also said to be on the Magpies radar prior to his move back to former club RB Leipzig.

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Speculation over a move for England midfielder Gallagher has ramped up in recent weeks after the former Crystal Palace loan star struggles to find a place in Thoms Tuchel’s side.

Newcastle are believed to have asked to be kept aware of any decisions over Gallagher’s future and are awaiting similar news on Albanian striker Broja.

However, as things stand, it seems likely the Blues will retain the latter following Werner’s move back to Germany.

Hudson-Odoi is the only one of the Chelsea trio that has been given permission to seek a temporary move away from Stamford Bridge.

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The talented winger has been linked with a loan move to German giants Borussia Dortmund but former Leeds United and Middlesbrough striker Noel Whelan has backed the Blues star to thirve at St James Park if United make a move for his services.

He told Football Insider: “It’s really important that he gets out this summer. Whether it’s a season-long loan or a permanent deal, it would probably suit Newcastle.

“He can find that confidence, belief, and motivation again through more game time if he does make this move.”

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