Newcastle United ‘step up’ interest in £50million-rated Premier League goalkeeper

Newcastle United are reportedly ready to offer Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga a route out of Stamford Bridge.

The form of regular Blues number one Edouard Mendy has limited the Spanish international to just 15 appearances in all competitions this season.

That a far cry from when Kepa became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he joined Chelsea in a £72million move from Athletico Bilbao in the summer of 2018.

His form never really lived up to the price tag place on his head, and now the Daily Star are reporting the 27-year-old could now be allowed to leave the club this summer.

A price tag of around £50million could put off potential suitors - but Newcastle and a number of La Liga clubs are still said to be showing an interest.

Magpies eyeing move for highly-rated Scottish youngster

One of the most intriguing aspects of Newcastle’s summer recruitment could come with their attempts to strengthen their academy setup.

Galway United defender Alex Murphy is ready to join the Magpies from the League of Ireland club this summer and Football Insider have suggested another youngster could make a similar move.

Rangers midfielder Alex Lowry is believed to have held talks with the club’s head of recruitment Steve Nixon last month, after reportedly turning down a contract with the Scottish giants.

Rangers remain confident of securing a new deal with the Scotland Under-19 international - but the Magpies are ready to pounce if he decides against committing his long-term future at Ibrox.

United youngster eyed by Championship side

Newcastle United youngster Elliot Anderson has shone during his loan spell with League Two side Bristol Rovers.

The attacking midfielder has quickly become a key player for Joey Barton’s side as they push for promotion into League One this season.

It seems likely Anderson will be allowed to spend another season away from St James Park and The Sun have reported a number of Championship clubs are ready to make a move to secure a temporary move for the youngster.

Millwall are said to be the most prominent and they are said to be making “the biggest play” to add Anderson to their squad next season.