Here’s your Newcastle United transfer summary at 4am.
The Chelsea playmaker has been regularly linked with a change from St James’ Park in recent seasons, with the 28-year-old struggling for consistent playing time.
TeamTalk Claim a slew of clubs posed questions to the England international in January, with the Magpies listed as one of many interested parties.
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The Chelsea side are currently in the midst of an injury crisis which could affect Thomas Tuchel’s decision on Barkley’s future, with Burnley, Leeds and Brighton also being linked.
The former Everton midfielder had already been an England regular under Gareth Southgate, and the need for games to claim the World Cup next winter could fuel his desire to leave the Blues.
Battle of Digne
Chelsea themselves are believed to be keen to strengthen in the mid-season window, with Ben Chilwell’s long-term injury suggesting the Blues could be in the market for a left-back.
Digne’s name has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, but now ESPN Report Newcastle’s interest could complicate a possible deal.
Chelsea are reportedly in favor of a loan deal, while a breakdown in relations between the former Barcelona full-back and Rafa Benitez has led Everton to seek a sale.
Reports add that the Toffees are looking for a fee of around £ 25million, with Inter Milan and Napoli also interested.
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