Newcastle are holding out for £45m for captain Jamaal Lascelles, according to the Evening Standard.
Reporter Simon Johnson says that both us and Chelsea are keen on signing the centre-back, while Everton are also interested in the player.
The Merseyside club look set to make the first move for the defender with a £30m bid reportedly being prepared. However, it seems the Magpies are looking for £15m more.
Lascelles is not the only centre-back we are looking at. Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt is still very much in club’s thoughts.
We are likely holding fire on any offers for a centre-back until Toby Alderweireld’s future is resolved. The 29-year-old told a Belgian newspaper at the weekend that his future is in the club’s hands.
Our no.4 has been heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United and the Daily Telegraph reports that they will turn their attention to signing the defender following the capture of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk. The story says we have set our asking price at £55m.