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Newcastle eye Bamba Dieng & Lucas Paqueta as attacking reinforcements

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Newcastle United are able to raid French soccer once more and push forward with strikes for Marseille’s Bamba Dieng and Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta, 90min understands.

The Magpies are available in the market for extra attacking choices and boss Eddie Howe admitted after their opening day weekend win over Nottingham Forest that he would ‘love extra high quality’ in his squad.

Since Newcastle’s new house owners arrived late final yr, they’ve backed Howe and the French market is one they clearly consider presents excellent worth. Bruno Guimaraes arrived from Lyon in January and Sven Botman adopted from Lille earlier this summer time, whereas the membership pushed arduous to strive signal Hugo Ekitike, who ended up at Paris Saint-Germain as a substitute.

Having already seen approaches for Moussa Diaby, Callum Hudson-Odoi, James Maddison and Jack Harrison knocked again, Newcastle are able to return to Ligue 1 searching for extra signings and sources have confirmed that Dieng has moved in direction of the highest of their want listing.

One of many main lights of Marseille’s wonderful marketing campaign final season, Dieng has been given the chilly shoulder by new boss Igor Tudor and is free to depart for a price of round £15m, with the French aspect already lining up his substitute within the type of Alexis Sanchez, who has departed Inter.

22-year-old Dieng was on Newcastle’s radar in January however the Senegal ace, who might be heading to the World Cup in November, is now obtainable and attracting loads of curiosity.

90min understands the participant’s brokers are locked in talks with Marseille to safe a transfer and a change to the Premier League is wanting more and more seemingly, with Newcastle seeking to beat fellow suitors Leeds and Everton to his signature.

There may be additionally curiosity in Dieng, who can play wherever throughout the ahead line, from Germany and Italy, in addition to Scottish champions Celtic.

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Alongside Dieng, Newcastle are again on the path of Lyon midfielder Paqueta who, just like the Marseille winger, was additionally mentioned as a doable January goal. The Magpies declined to pursue a transfer again then as his asking value was in extra of £50m.

Sources near the scenario have instructed 90min that Lyon at the moment are able to do enterprise at round £33m and that does enchantment to Newcastle, who’re adamant they won’t go above their very own valuation of any participant, as they’ve already confirmed this summer time.

good friend of present Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes from their time collectively at Lyon, Paqueta visited him earlier this summer time and he has not hidden his need to play alongside him within the North East.

Newcastle, although, could not have a transparent run on the 24-year-old as Arsenal are additionally eager as they give the impression of being so as to add one other midfielder to their ranks earlier than the window closes.

Lyon, for his or her half, are already believed to be planning for Paqueta’s departure this month, with Flamengo’s teenage star Victor Hugo of their sights.

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