Report: Newcastle eye Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Newcastle United view Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as potential options as they look to bolster their squad in the upcoming transfer windows, according to a report from 90min.
The Magpies continue to be linked with almost every player who has the slightest chance of being on the move in the coming years, it seems.
Of course, it looks imperative that they do strengthen in January – despite becoming one of the world’s richest clubs in recent days.
Newcastle sit in the relegation zone in the Premier League. And before the takeover had gone through, there seemed a real resignation amongst supporters that they may be heading for the Championship.
Obviously, that may still be the case if the squad does not improve. And with that, 90min has named a host of players who could be looked in the winter.
And amongst those on the radar are Loftus-Cheek – who reportedly earns £150,000-a-week – and Barkley.
Newcastle signing Loftus-Cheek or Barkley may be tricky if pair continue to feature more for Chelsea
Getting Loftus-Cheek away from Chelsea may not be easy. The 25-year-old appears to be getting his career back on track under Thomas Tuchel. He provided an assist against Southampton.
Barkley is also featuring a little more for the Blues. Like Loftus-Cheek, he endured a difficult loan spell last season.
He has featured less than his teammate. But his introductions against Juventus and Southampton hint that Tuchel believes that he has a role to play at Stamford Bridge.
But of course, many players will struggle to reject Newcastle now. And if the pair do not see an increase in the minutes they get, perhaps they will be tempted to consider heading to Tyneside.