Oh, the rumors are picking up around England…
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Newcastle United is looking into perhaps the perfect cure for what ails them, but faces competition from Spurs.
Enter Wylan Cyprien, the $30 million rated Nice playmaker.
Cyprien, 24, has seven goals and three assists for Nice this season. Ranked 10th in Ligue 1 for goals and shots, he’s also a terrific passer and quality on set pieces.
Why Nice would sell him in season is the question, and it seems likely Patrick Vieira would revolt if his top playmaker left with the club in competition for the Champions League places.
The Magpies are the least likely of a host of teams reportedly chasing Watford defender Christian Kabasele.
The 28-year-old Belgian center back is very much wanted by the Vicarage Road set, but will enter the final year of his contract next summer.
If Watford cannot lock him down, he’ll have no shortage of suitors. Le 10 Sport links Newcastle, Manchester United, Arsenal, and West Ham wil his services.
Kabasele has appeared 88 times for the Hornets since arriving from Genk, pitching in five goals. It’s odd to see him linked with Newcastle, as he’s more needed at the other reported members of the trio.
Aston Villa is not messing around when it comes to January transfer targets.
The Villans have already added Pepe Reina, and are reportedly seeking another pair of Serie A stars.
Jose Callejon and Fernando Llorente will be familiar to most who watch the European game.
The former, 32, has a goal and eight assists for the Neapolitans this season as part of a glittering career. The latter arrived from Spurs this summer and has four goals on the season.
Villa definitely needs a center forward with Wesley Moraes out for the season, but Llorente has scored more than six goals in a season since his 15-goal campaign for Swansea City in 2016/17.Follow @NicholasMendola