Rafa Benitez is interested in 26-year-old Hoffenheim forward Andrej Kramaric who joined the German club two years ago from Leicester City.
Interestingly the report is in the Leicester Mercury.
Kramaric has been included in the Croatia squad for the World Cup, and he has played well in the Bundesliga over the last season.
In 42 total games he scored 13 goals and had 9 assists, and he has 29 caps for Croatia with 8 goals.
26-year-old Hoffenheim forward Andrej Kramaric
Kramaric played for all the Croatia youth sides and started his career at his hometown club Dinamo Zagreb.
This is not the first time we have been linked with the Croatian this year, but now the report suggests that German powerhouse Bayern Munich are also interested in signing the forward.
Rafa is interested in bringing players in who can score goals, and it will not just be out-and-out strikers.
If Bayern are really interested in this player, it may be difficult for Newcastle to attract the player unless he is keen to play again in the Premier League.
But Lee Charnley and Rafa are now hard at work on transfers, and we should see our first transfer – incoming or outgoing – very soon.
The Chronicle mentioned yesterday that this summer could be one of the most significant transfer windows for Newcastle for a very long time.
Maybe the biggest ever regarding the total number of players leaving and joining the club
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