As the transfer deadline of 5pm starts to loom large, Newcastle United are reportedly looking to bring in Bordeaux’s Francois Kamano.
According to L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 club are keen to sell the player and value him at €15 million. With the Magpies having been long-standing admirers of the winger, talks are believed to be ongoing to bring the player to St. James’ Park before the day is out.
Monaco and Genoa are also said to have shown interest in the Guinea international.
Able to operate on either flank, Kamano would add some much needed depth to Newcastle’s wide options – particularly with Jacob Murphy on the cusp of sealing a loan move to Sheffield Wednesday.
If all goes well, the Toon could end up with three new signings by the close of play today. So far today, right-back Emil Krafth has finalised his £5 million move from SC Amiens and a deal is close to being agreed to bring Andy Carroll back to St. James’ on a free transfer.
Already the summer, Newcastle have signed Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Jetro Williams as new manager Steve Bruce faces up to the daunting task of filling Rafa Benitez’s shoes in the St. James’ Park dugout.