Newcastle transfer news: Chelsea enters the race to sign £20m Newcastle target

In today's Newcastle transfer news - Eddie Howe wants Rayan Cherki to Newcastle. However, Chelsea has entered the race to sign £20m Lyon midfielder.
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Newcastle United fans are desperate for new signings. In the January transfer window, they couldn't do anything due to the Financial Fair Play restrictions. Coming to the next summer transfer window, this will be a very important one for the Magpies as this season has been a nightmare for Eddie Howe and his team. That is why Newcastle is already looking to set their sights on potential targets that they might try to get. Eddie Howe wants to have a creative midfielder who could create more chances for the forwards of the Magpies. The Newcastle boss has already identified a potential target. However, another Premier League club has also set their sights on the same player that the Magpies are targeting. As per Fichajes, Rayan Cherki has become a target for Newcastle as Chelsea also wants to sign the player. So, will the Rayan Cherki to Newcastle transfer happen?

Newcastle transfer news: Rayan Cherki to Newcastle

Rayan Cherki plays for Lyon as an attacking midfielder that Eddie Howe desperately wants. His style of play and profile fit the criteria Eddie Howe has for his prospective signings. Therefore, this Newcastle transfer news about Rayan Cherki to Newcastle could happen as the Magpies are looking for something solid in the transfer window to prepare for the next season. Lyon would want £20m for the player which Newcastle can easily pay. However, the biggest challenge for the Magpies to get this deal over the line will come from Chelsea. Yes, they are also looking at the player very closely. They want to sign Cole Palmer first on a permanent deal and after that, look at Cherki. This is where Newcastle has to capitalise and get this deal over the line. Thus, this Newcastle transfer news on Rayan Cherki to Newcastle could become a reality.

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