Newcastle United ‘have approached’ £88m man as ‘on the attack’ transfer claim made

Newcastle United transfer news and rumours during the January window.

Here is all the latest transfer news from St James’ Park.

Newcastle join Premier League rivals in race for La Liga star

The Magpies have reportedly joined Unai Emery’s Aston Villa in chasing the Real Betis’ player Luiz Henrique. ABC de Sevilla and Sports Witness write that both Henrique and his compatriot Luiz Felipe have been attracting attention from the Premier League with both Newcastle and the Villans the primary admirers.

Aston Villa and the Magpies ‘have approached’ the 22-year-old to ask about the possibility of him leaving but his current contract has him with Real Betis until 2028 with a €100m release clause. Additionally, Estadio Deportivo was in touch with the La Liga club and a source from Betis said “It is too early (to talk about transfer), we want him to continue growing with us.”

It is also said that only an offer which is ‘equal to or greater’ than €50m will make the La Liga side, currently in sixth place, consider letting the Brazilian forward go.

Serie A side plot ‘attack’ for Magpie key player

Journalist Santi Aouna, as reported by Sport Witness, has taken to Twitter to suggest that Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin is attracting significant interest from AC Milan. Aoina said that the Serie A club were very interested in the winger who has been sidelined with two injuries, and a future loan move could be made with an option to buy.

It is said that Milan will go ‘on the attack’ and ‘should make an offer in the next 48 hours’. The information also once again adds the suggestions that any move will ‘likely be a loan with an option to buy’ the French 25-year-old winger.