News in the Mail today that Newcastle have been linked with a move for 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer.
But Newcastle are only one of multiple clubs interested taking the 6 times capped England U21 midfielder on loan for next season.
Palmer has been out on loan at Huddersfield for the last two seasons.
He played 27 times with 5 goals and 4 assists during Huddersfield’s promotion season in 2016-2017.
21-year-old Kasey Palmer – Newcastle want him on a season loan
But last year he ended the second loan spell in January because he had only played 5 times and he then joined Derby County on loan.
He then played 14 times for Derby with 2 goals and one assist, and he is now available for another season loan deal for the upcoming season.
Palmer can play in the number 10 position and can also play in multiple midfield positions.
It seems that Rafa Benitez is again using his inside connections at Chelsea to try to sign a good player on loan as he did with Kenedy this year.
Sheffield United and Norwich City are two Championship clubs monitoring Palmer and have been for over a month now.
If Rafa is able to bring Palmer on loan for the season, then he must get an option to buy him in the loan contract so we can later get him for a reasonable fee if he performs well for Newcastle.
And if he does come in on loan, it could be that Mikel Merino will be sold and return to Spain.
Palmer has played for all the England youth sides and has so far played 46 first team games while out on loan and scored 7 goals.
He joined Chelsea in 2013 from Charlton Athletic and was born The London Borough of Lewisham.
He has never played for the Chelsea first team.