Calcio Mercato is reporting that Newcastle are interested in Genoa centre-back Davide Biraschi.
The former U21 Italian international has been with Genoa since 2016 when he moved from Avellino for €1.6m. He still has three years remaining on his contract.
He was a mainstay at Genoa last season making 36 appearances with only 2 from the substitutes bench.
Biraschi is valued at €10m by Genoa and the player is also drawing interest from Everton, Lazio, and Atalanta.
Genoa generally deploy a back three similar to what Newcastle used under Rafa Benitez last term. Though, we have no idea what formation or system Newcastle will have next season as the search for a new manager has barely gotten underway.
Davide Biraschi– do Newcastle need another centre-back?
We would have our doubts about this transfer as central defence is one area in which Newcastle has excellent depth.
Currently, there is Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Florian Lejeune, Federico Fernandez, Ciaran Clark, and Paul Dummett who can all do a job there.
Newcastle may well have scouted the player but we would imagine he would only become a target if another club poached one of our current defenders.