Newcastle United close to signing Mauricio Isla

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Newcastle United are close to announcing the signing of Chilean right-back Mauricio Isla from Italian side Juventus.

The 26-year-old is said to be nearing a move to Tyneside after struggling for first-team play at Juventus, making only 29 appearances in his two years at the club.

And Isla will soon end his Juventus exile with reports even suggesting a deal of around £10 million has been struck up between the two clubs.

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This comes after the exit of long-term boss Antonio Conte from the club after the Arturo Vidal transfer saga and new manager Massimiliano Allegri stepping in to try to steer them to another Serie A title.

Vidal and Isla to meet in England?

The saga centring around Isla’s fellow Chilean, Vidal, has gone on all summer, but both players could be playing in the Premier League next season against each other - eventually.

Newcastle will hope to bring in the player as soon as possible with their pre-season tour well under way in New Zealand as they play Wellington Phoenix next.

Newcastle continue to strengthen

The Magpies will want the team to gel and play well on the tour, hoping to show off their completed new signings in Jack Colback, Ayoze, Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere and Daryl Janmaat.

Dutch player Janmaat, who signed for Newcastle last week, is also a right back, but the general idea if Isla signs is that the Chilean will push on as more of a wing back/winger for the side.

However it is not a done deal yet, and Premier League club Southampton along with La Liga club Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested.

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