June 18, 2024

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Newcastle now ahead of Liverpool in race to sign ‘devastating’ £52m forward this summer

Newcastle United could be set to get their revenge on Liverpool after the Reds beat the Magpies to the signing of Dominik Szoboszlai by beating them to Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa.

According to Calciomercato Newcastle are the frontrunners for Federico Chiesa should the Italian opt to leave Juventus this summer, although they do suggest that he could stay put.

Valued at £52million Newcastle would have to spend big again this window having already broken the £50million barrier for Sandro Tonali.

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Tonali could be the key to persuading Chiesa to come to Newcastle

However it’s that transfer that could hold the key to Chiesa’s future as the two Italy internationals could be into the idea of linking up at club level. Tonali is currently the only Italian in the Newcastle squad so signing a compatriot would make sense to help him settle.

If Chiesa moves from Juventus this summer it’s very unlikely that he’d stay in Serie A as Calciomercato claims it would be ‘difficult’ for him to join another Italian side.

Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of Chiesa and is on a mission to rebuild his Liverpool side that struggled for a big part of last season. The Reds have already brought in Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton and RB Leipzig‘s Dominik Szoboszlai tied up his move last week.

Liverpool and Newcastle are very much shopping in the same market

Despite those two big signings there’s a belief that Klopp is not done adding to his midfield yet and has his eye on Khephren Thuram of OGC Nice and Federico Chiesa, both of whom are Newcastle targets.

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With Newcastle having Champions League football next season and having just signed Tonali it does make sense that we’re ahead of Liverpool in the running, but we thought we’d beat them to Szoboszlai too so we can’t rule anything out.

The 25-year-old winger, described as ‘devastating‘ by Paulo Di Canio would be another outstanding coup for Newcastle if they can convince him to join his fellow countryman on Tyneside.

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