Newcastle transfer news: Chelsea are the frontrunners to sign a £120m striker that Eddie Howe wanted

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Eddie Howe wanted to sign Evan Ferguson. But, Chelsea is now leading the race to sign the £120m striker.

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Newcastle and Eddie Howe are desperate to turn things around in the Premier League this season. Somehow they want to get a place in European football next season. With a host of injuries to tackle, Eddie Howe knows that without signing a striker in January, it will be a mountain to climb for him and his players. Also, the Financial Fair Play restrictions will not allow Eddie Howe and the Newcastle board to go for the players they have in mind. That will leave the door open for other clubs to swoop in and get the players that Eddie Howe wants at Newcastle. A similar thing is happening with Evan Ferguson, a player that Eddie Howe loves and wants at Newcastle. However, Chelsea are looking to sign him as per the Evening Standard. So, Chelsea to Evan Ferguson transfer will be a big blow for Newcastle and Eddie Howe.

Newcastle transfer news: Newcastle target Evan Ferguson to Chelsea

Newcastle will have to pay £120m to sign Evan Ferguson from Brighton. The Magpies have one of the richest owners in the world. Therefore, it is not that they cannot pay the money to get the signature of Evan Ferguson. But, the Financial Fair Play rules will restrict Newcastle from making a move for the Irish international. Just like Newcastle, Chelsea are struggling this season as well under their new manager Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian manager knows the importance of signing a striker in January after the injury to Christopher Nkunku. That is why he wants Evan Ferguson to Chelsea to happen as it will solve his striker woes. Newcastle Toons previously covered Newcastle transfer news on Eddie Howe wanting Even Ferguson. Chelsea are yet to submit an official bid for the player.

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