25-year-old Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot is finding life tough and could well leave the Italian giants this summer.
Newcastle have been linked with the player, and Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that his agent has spoken to both Manchester United and Everton about a possible move.
Newcastle have been tracking the 25-year-old French midfielder, and the Italian report is that the Magpies are willing to offer the former PSG midfielder the best deal: much better than his offers from the other two Premier League clubs.
This is all assuming the Amanda Staveley-led takeover will be given the green light by the Premier League, and the new owners will keen to bring in about five top-class players this summer.
That will help to transform the team, under a new manager – expected to be former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.
One advantage Everton do have is their manager Carlo Ancelotti has already worked with the player at PSG and may have the upper hand in negotiations.
Adrien Rabiot – Newcastle keen on Juventus midfielder
The new Newcastle owners will be looking to flex their financial muscle this summer in an attempt to show players they are for real and have high ambitions: ambitions that finally match those of our long-suffering Newcastle fans.
For once, money will not be the problem as it’s been with Mike Ashley, who’s been at the helm for the last 13 barren years at the Tyneside club.
There could be a long way to go before we see the summer transfer window if indeed the Premier League’s Project Restart is successful.
We have at least 10 games to play under the current manager Steve Bruce, and there’s still a lot to play for, including the FA Cup.
But then there will be a new-look Newcastle club, and the day-to-day management is expected to be taken up by new CEO Amanda Staveley.
And we should see some top-class players joining the club before next season starts.
What do you think?