Newcastle United in 'advanced talks' with midfielder as Magpies 'interested' in Liverpool & Chelsea 'target'

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Newcastle United are interested in a Liverpool and Chelsea transfer target - they're also looking at a midfielder who plays for Manchester City.

Eddie Howe and his team will be working tirelessly ahead of the January transfer window. There are plenty of ways that Newcastle United could bolster their squad at the midpoint of the Premier League season but who will they look to bring on board?

The Magpies are reported to be interested in a highly-rated box-to-box midfielder who currently plays in Serie A. They aren't alone, though - both Chelsea and Liverpool have also been linked with a move for the player. Additionally, Newcastle are also in 'advanced talks' to snap up a player who plays for Manchester City.

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