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Liverpool and Chelsea are said to be 'interested' in acquiring Newcastle star Allan St-Maximin and are prepared to lodge bids for the 24 year old in January.
That's according to a report by Italian publication CalcioMercato, which suggests that both Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp have been impressed by the Frenchman's start to the new season and feel he could add some magic to their attack.
The report also claims that Everton are keen on securing St-Maximin's services.
Since arriving in the North East in 2019, St-Maximin has been arguably Newcastle's most exciting player, scoring 9 goals and recording 14 assists in 63 appearances in all competitions. It looks like this campaign might be his best in a black and white shirt, with the former Nice winger netting twice and assisting on three occasions in The Toon's opening six matches.
Rumours about St-Maximin's future have been rife in recent months, with reports of a rift with manager Steve Bruce amplifying their volume. However, the latter has denied that relations between the two are tense and prays the club can keep their prized asset moving forwards.
"Well, when he walked through the door, I said he was going to get all of you off your seat, that he would be a firm favourite," The Magpies boss told reporters, as quoted by The Chronicle. "He's playing as well as anybody can in the Premier League at the moment and when he's playing like this, then he's a joy to watch.
"I've always had a good relationship with him. He's a great lad and the one thing about him that I enjoy is he enjoys football more than most. It's what he lives for. If you ask him for a result in any game in Spain or Italy, he will know. He will know the team and the rest of it.
"Let's hope he stays because he's been a joy to watch this year and he's getting better, which is the most important thing."
Whilst Bruce is right to say Saint-Maximin is wonderful to watch at St James' Park, one can't help but be excited about him playing alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge and Mo Salah at Anfield.
Watch this space.
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