Newcastle are ‘very shut’ to signing AS Roma ahead Gregoire Defrel in a €15m deal, in line with stories from Italy.

The 27-year-old is presently on mortgage at Serie A rivals Sampdoria, however after a promising begin to the marketing campaign, has fallen out of favour in latest weeks after the arrival of Manolo Gabbiadini from Southampton.

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In keeping with ​Corriere dello Sport, Rafa Benitez’s aspect are actually pushing to finish a deal for the Frenchman for a payment within the area of €15m.

It’s understood Defrel’s father or mother aspect, Roma, are open to promoting the attacking with the ​Premier League aspect on the head of the queue.

After struggling to search out type on the Stadio Olimpico following his arrival in 2017, the striker was despatched out on mortgage to Sampdoria final summer time and loved a blistering begin to life with the Blucerchiati. Defrel had scored six ​Serie A objectives by November, however after some inconsistent type noticed his enjoying time decreased, with only one league begin since 4th December.

The previous Sassuolo ahead’s difficulties in entrance of objective noticed Sampdoria make a transfer for ex-talisman Gabbiadini in a £10.2m deal from Southampton, and has seen Defrel’s enjoying time much more restricted.

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​Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez had revealed his intentions to herald reinforcements to help the membership’s battle to stave off relegation this season, and it now seems Defrel could also be near arriving at St James’ Park so as to add some firepower.

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