According to reports, Newcastle United have been told that they will have to pay €35m to sign Giacomo Raspadori this summer.
The 22-year-old progressed through the ranks at Italian side Sassuolo. He has played 71 times for them since making his debut in 2019.
Raspadori has grabbed nine goals and five assists from his 30 outings for the Serie A outfit this term.
The attacker was part of the Italy squad that won the European Championships last year.
FC Inter News (via Sport Witness) are reporting that Newcastle had a €25m bid for Raspadori ‘refused’ in January.
It is stated that Sassuolo will not ‘start negotiations’ unless a club offer €30-35m this summer.
Along with Newcastle, Juventus are eager to ‘make a move’ for the attacker. Inter Milan meanwhile are said to be ‘on the back foot’ as they are interested in Paulo Dybala.
Last week, it was reported that Newcastle United are at the front of the queue for Sven Botman ahead of a potential summer move from Lille.
Botman was the Magpies number one defensive target in the winter transfer window but were unable to bring in the Netherlands under-21 international.
It was a busy transfer window for the Geordies, nonetheless. They signed five players in total, spending £85m, eventually getting a central defender through the door in Brighton’s Dan Burn.
But it now seems that Newcastle will attempt to sign Botman again ahead of the summer transfer window with Football Insider claiming the Geordies are still likely to beat AC Milan to his signing.
The website insists that the Magpies are ‘in pole position to sign’ Botman this summer ‘for around £30million this summer even though he has agreed personal terms with AC Milan’.
Botman is ‘still keen on signing for them and is eager to play in the Premier League’ and the Dutchman ‘remains a priority for Eddie Howe and the recruitment team as they look to recruit a top-class centre-back’.
The report insists that offering ‘a satisfactory contract will not be a problem for Newcastle’ with the wealth at their disposal this summer and they are ‘confident that Botman will accept their contract offer after verbally agreeing personal terms earlier this year’.
Newcastle believe they ‘can still win the race’ with Milan for the 22-year-old despite the Serie A side jumping the queue to agree personal terms.
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