Newcastle United consider staggering £67million deal for Serie A trio

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The Magpies are looking to make a major move by taking three players from two of Italy’s biggest clubs.

Newcastle United are reportedly set to launch a bid to sign Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral and Inter Milan duo Hakan Calhanoglu and Denzel Dumfries.

Reports in Italy have suggested the Magpies are keen to revisit previous interest in Turkish international Calhanoglou after they watched the attacking midfielder during his time with AC Milan.

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The 28-year-old made a shock switch to join city rivals Inter last summer and scored seven goals and provided 13 assists during his first season with Simone Inzaghi’s side.

The reported move for Dutch international defender Dumfries will rightly be met with scepticism amongst United supporters given Eddie Howe already has Kieran Trippier, Emil Krafth and Javier Manquillo in his current squad.

The report in CalcioMercato has laid out the financial makeup of the potential deal with a £51million combined fee suggested with each player costing the Magpies around £25.5million.

A third Serie deal has been mentioned in the Italian press with United linked with a move for Juventus defender Merih Demiral.

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The 24-year-old Turkish centre-back spent last season out on loan at Serie A rivals Atalanta and the Bergamo club can convert that into a permanent move for a fee of around £17million.

TuttoSport have stated Demiral’s future remains ‘unclear’ but suggested Atalanta could look to make a quick profit on the defender by signing him on a permanent deal before moving him on to another club.

Newcastle are said to have ‘come forward’ with an offer and could sign the defender from either Serie A club.

Inter Milan have also been linked with a move for the former Sassuolo and Alanyaspor centre-back and speculation over a possible swap deal involving Dutch international Stefan de Vrij has been reported in the Italian press in recent days.

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