Tottenham Hotspur consider move for Man United target after Newcastle United stadium 'visit'

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The latest transfer talk from Newcastle United as the Magpies await their first new addition of the January transfer window.

Newcastle United will have to see off interest from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur if they are to secure the signing of Atalanta midfielder Ederson - according to reports in Italy.

Magpies head of recruitment Steve Nickson has travelled to Italy to watch the former Salernitana and Corinthians midfielder in action and was said to be in attendance as Atalanta romped to a 5-0 win against Frosinone on Monday night. Manchester United have also been linked with a move.

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With speculation over a possible move away from the Gewiss Stadium hitting the headlines in recent weeks, Ederson opened up on interest on his signature during a recent interview and admitted it was ‘better’ to have clubs assessing a possible move.

Speaking to reporters about the recent speculation, the midfielder said: "Being looked for by big clubs like Juventus? "This is normal when the transfer market opens, for some situations to come up. It happened in Brazil, it happened when I was at Salernitana. For me it's better this way, it means that I'm doing well and that there are many people watching me. It always happens with the market, but the most important thing is to do well at Atalanta and I'm doing very well here.”

Following an injury to Joelinton, Newcastle are keen to add a midfielder to their squad before the end of the January transfer window and have also been strongly linked with a move for Manchester City and England star Kalvin Phillips.  However, City’s demands for a £6m loan fee mean a deal remains out of reach and that has led the Magpies to consider other options.

Italian outlet TuttoAtalanta have now delivered a further update on the race to sign Ederson by claiming both Newcastle and Spurs are considering a move for the Brazilian star - but also stress Atalanta ‘recognise his sporting value’ are a ‘determined’ to retain the services of their key midfielder.

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