Newcastle United ‘to rival’ two Premier League clubs for defender amid fresh £5m transfer windfall claim

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Newcastle United are being linked with a move for a talented young right-back as they prepare to welcome a transfer windfall or two.

Newcastle United are said to be locked in a transfer scrap to land with two of their Premier League rivals.

The Magpies have already spent significantly this summer as Eddie Howe continues to improve his already hugely competitive squad. Harvey Barnes and Sandro Tonali have arrived to take Newcastle’s summer spending above £100million, and there is now a Financial Fair Play question to answer.

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Allan Saint-Maximin is headed out on a deal worth a reported £26million, but the exits are unlikely to end there.

Leeds United now look set to sign goalkeeper Karl Darlow on a deal worth around £5million. Bournemouth were set to win the race for one of Newcastle’s back-up keepers, but the Cherries opted to go elsewhere at the final moment, allowing Leeds back into the race. The Magpies should now pocket a further £5million, taking their summer windfall up to around £31million if - and perhaps when - the Allan deal goes through.

But Newcastle could yet tilt the balance sheet with further spending, according to Turkish outlet Aksam. It’s claimed Howe is keen on a deal to sign French defender Sacha Boey.

Tottenham are said to be pushing for a deal to sign the right-back, who is valued at £13.7million by Transfermarkt. Though, Arsenal and Newcastle are said to be interested in a deal for the Galatasaray starlet. The 22-year-old could be the answer to Newcastle’s right-back concerns, with Howe perhaps wanting a long-term deputy to Kieran Trippier.

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Boey could also deputise on the left having done that on four occasions in the past, but it’s true that the France under-20 international hasn’t played on the left side regularly during his career. As things stand, Boey is under contract at Galatasaray until 2025 having joined from Rennes back in 2021.

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