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Newcastle Look Set To Shatter Transfer Record In Deal To Sign Premier League Star

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Newcastle Look Set To Shatter Transfer Record In Deal To Sign Premier League Star

​Newcastle United look set to smash their club-record transfer in a deal to sign a Premier League star this month. 

​The Magpies have snapped up Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood so far following their mega Saudi-backed takeover. 

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They continue to be linked with a host of players ahead of the transfer deadline on January 31.

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From Manchester United's Jesse Lingard to Bayer Leverkusen's Mitchel Bakker​. 

Not to mention Yves Bissouma​ who is also courting interest from Liverpool and Aston Villa.

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Though Newcastle hope to fend off competition to snap up Bissouma by tabling a monstrous offer. 

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The Daily Mail claim Newcastle will hold fresh talks over a move for the Brighton midfielder.

But the club are demanding a transfer fee of £50 million. 

If Newcastle table such offer, then it would shatter their transfer record which currently stands at £40 million - the fee to draft in Joelinton.

Bissouma ​has 18 months left on his current deal, with Brighton seemingly looking to cash in on one of their prized assets to avoid a free transfer scenario. 

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The 25-year-old is in his fourth season at Brighton, having joined the club from Lille in 2018 for a reported £17 million. ​

​He's starred in England, making a name for himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the league.

The Mali international is currently at AFCON and has played in all three of their matches.  

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With two signings already completed this month, Eddie Howe is hoping for more reinforcements with his team still occupying a precarious position in the league despite winning last weekend. 

Newcastle beat Leeds United to move to 15 points from 21 games. They're one point behind seventeenth-placed Norwich who beat Watford 3-0 in a basement battle. 

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Topics: Newcastle United, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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