Newcastle United want to sign Scott Dann from Crystal Palace, according to The Sun via HITC Sport. Crystal Palace will demand a £6m transfer fee from the Magpies.
Dann has been with Crystal Palace since his 2014 move from Blackburn Rovers. In five-and-a-half years at Selhurst Park, the towering defender has played 149 games.
But he was limited to just 13 appearances (and only 10 league games) last season. Injury has hampered his progress in recent years with James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho now the preferred duo.
Dann could be looking at a summer exit if another club matches his asking price. The 32-year-old might be heading up north with Newcastle reportedly keen.
Rafa Benitez already has five senior centre-backs vying for the first-team spots. But it seems he wants Dann to move to Tyneside as well.
Dann is a popular figure at Crystal Palace and he has served the club well. The ex-Coventry, Birmingham and England U21 defender has spent his best years with the Eagles.
Crystal Palace fans took to Twitter to discuss these rumours. Here are some tweets after Dann was linked with a Newcastle switch.
Hold out for £10 mill as it would cost at least that to get a reserve CH in
— Andy Lunn (@AndyLunn11) June 5, 2019
Given how easily our centre backs get injured I think we’d be mad to sell unless a replacement incoming.
— Luke CPFC (@LukeRemnant) June 5, 2019
Don’t sell, with the rate of injuries our cb’s go through, he’d still play a big part next season.
— Rob Axl Cormack (@Robcormack) June 5, 2019
Probaby decent business if we can get a younger, cheaper replacement – he’s 4th choice CB at palace (for me at least)
— Brandon Davis (@onebrandondavis) June 5, 2019
I’d take that and reinvest in a younger player
— •G🦅• (@CPFC_GH) June 5, 2019
I’ve absolutely loved Scotty, but this is the time we should sell him. #cpfc
— Thomas Broad (@_thomasdbroad) June 5, 2019