Newcastle United ‘rival’ Manchester United for £25m-rated star, Leeds United ‘eye’ Toon target
Reports in Portugal have suggested Newcastle United are monitoring the progress of Sporting Lisbon’s highly-rated midfielder Joao Palhinha.
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Portuguese outlet Jornal de Notícias have reported Newcastle sent a scout to watch the 26-year-old in his side’s 2-2 draw with Porto earlier this month.
Palhinha is said to be rated at around £25million by the Primeira Liga giants, despite having a release clause of £50million in his current deal.
Magpies face competition to snap up Kamara
Newcastle face intense competition from several Premier League rivals and clubs around Europe as they look to secure the signing of Marseille star Boubacar Kamara.
The France Under-21 international is set to leave the Ligue 1 club when his contract expires at the end of the season according to the Telegraph and is said to be on the wish-list of a number of managers around Europe.
The likes of Leeds United, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid have also been linked with a move for Kamara.
German giants show interest in Brazil star linked with Newcastle
Torino centre-back Bremer was one of several names linked with Newcastle as they looked to boost their defensive ranks during the January transfer window.
A move to Tyneside failed to come to fruition as the Magpies opted to sign Brighton defender Dan Burn in the closing hours of the window.
Brazilian international Bremer signed a new deal committing to the Serie A club until the end of the 2023/24 season - but that has not prevented a number of clubs to monitor his progress in Turin.
Inter Milan, Chelsea and Newcastle have all watched him in person throughout this season - and Sky Germany are now reporting Bayern Munich are showing an interest in the centre-back as they look to replace Borussia Dortmund-bound Nicklas Sule.
Magpies target’s future under consideration
Borussia Mönchengladbach are considering the future of reported Newcastle target Alassane Plea.
The French forward will enter the final 12 months of his current contract with the Bundesliga club this summer and is currently struggling to find the form that earned him a £20million move to Monchengladbach four years ago.
Plea has just four goals and two assists in 22 appearances so far this season as his side have slipped to within four points of the relegation zone in the German top flight.
That has left Monchengladbach to consider allowing the 28-year-old to depart at the end of the campaign according to Foot Mercato