Report: Newcastle now want to make double January swoop for £60m midfielder and ‘incredible’ 25-year-old
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Report: Newcastle now want to make double January swoop for £60m midfielder and ‘incredible’ 25-year-old

Some Newcastle United fans will barely believe what they’re seeing from the club this season.

Until Manchester City’s victory last night, the Magpies were sitting in second behind Arsenal.

A report from The Telegraph suggests Newcastle want to try and consolidate that position in January.

Right now, it’s difficult to see where Eddie Howe can improve his starting line-up.

The likes of Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn and Kieran Trippier are in the form of their lives.

However, Howe will want more options in several areas to avoid injuries scuppering their brilliant campaign.

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Howe has already been struck by the news that Jonjo Shelvey will be out of action again with a serious calf injury.

The Telegraph therefore believe that Newcastle want to reinforce their midfield and are looking at Moises Caicedo and Youri Tielemans.

The pair would provide Howe with two fantastic options in the middle of the park, but neither deal will be easy to complete.

Newcastle want Caicedo and Tielemans in January

Tielemans has been closely linked with a move to Arsenal, but the Gunners have never pulled the trigger on an official bid.

His contract runs out in the summer, and the ‘incredible’ midfielder appears to have no interest in signing an extension at Leicester.

The Telegraph believe he’ll demand wages in excess of £150,000-a-week, which would make him Newcastle’s highest earner.

The report also suggests that any move for Caicedo is seen as a ‘long shot’ and Brighton would demand in excess of £60m for the Ecuadorian.

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The 21-year-old has been exceptional for the Seagulls this season, and would allow Howe to play Bruno Guimaraes further forward.

Newcastle wanting to sign Caicedo and Tielemans is a sign just how good a position the club are currently in.

Twelve months ago, relegation was a real possibility, but now the club are looking to make the signings that will guarantee European football next season.

Having not lost since August, they’re certainly giving themselves the best chance possible of staying in the top four.

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