Newcastle eye Bamba Dieng & Lucas Paqueta as attacking reinforcements

Newcastle United are prepared to raid French football once again and press ahead with relocations for Marseille’s Bamba Dieng and Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta, 90min comprehends.

The Magpies remain in the marketplace for more assaulting alternatives and employer Eddie Howe confessed after their opening day weekend win over Nottingham Forest that he would ‘love more quality’ in his team.

Since Newcastle’s brand-new owners got here late in 2015, they have actually backed Howe and the French market is one they plainly think presents excellent worth. Bruno Guimaraes gotten here from Lyon in January and Sven Botman followed from Lille previously this summertime, while the club pressed tough to attempt indication Hugo Ekitike, who wound up at Paris Saint-Germain rather.

Having currently seen techniques for Moussa Diaby, Callum Hudson-Odoi, James Maddison and Jack Harrison knocked back, Newcastle are prepared to go back to Ligue 1 looking for more finalizings and sources have actually validated that Dieng has actually moved towards the top of their dream list.

One of the leading lights of Marseille’s outstanding project last season, Dieng has actually been offered the cold shoulder by brand-new employer Igor Tudor and is totally free to leave for a charge of around £15m, with the French side currently lining up his replacement in the kind of Alexis Sanchez, who has actually left Inter.

22-year-old Dieng was on Newcastle’s radar in January however the Senegal ace, who will be heading to the World Cup in November, is now offered and bring in a lot of interest.

90min comprehends the gamer’s representatives are secured talks with Marseille to protect a relocation and a switch to the Premier League is looking significantly most likely, with Newcastle aiming to beat fellow suitors Leeds and Everton to his signature.

There is likewise interest in Dieng, who can play anywhere throughout the forward line, from Germany and Italy, along with Scottish champs Celtic.

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Alongside Dieng, Newcastle are back on the path of Lyon midfielder Paqueta who, like the Marseille winger, was likewise talked about as a possible January target. The Magpies decreased to pursue a return then as his asking cost remained in excess of £50m.

Sources near to the circumstance have actually informed 90min that Lyon are now prepared to do service at around £33m which does attract Newcastle, who are determined they will not exceed their own evaluation of any gamer, as they have actually currently shown this summertime.

A buddy of present Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes from their time together at Lyon, Paqueta visited him previously this summertime and he has actually not concealed his desire to play along with him in the North East.

Newcastle, however, might not have a clear perform at the 24-year-old as Arsenal are likewise eager as they aim to include another midfielder to their ranks prior to the window closes.

Lyon, for their part, are currently thought to be preparing for Paqueta’s departure this month, with Flamengo’s teenage star Victor Hugo in their sights.



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