Newcastle transfer news: £17m could be enough to land England star in January

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Newcastle United could sign Wolverhampton Wanderers skipper Conor Coady for as little as £17million when the transfer window reopens, according to Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield.

Coady is among a list of targets ahead of the January transfer window and is a huge favourite of advisor Frank McParland, who is one of Amanda Staveley's trusted friends and expected to take a senior role at Newcastle.

What's the latest news involving Coady?

Coady has been on Wolves' books since joining for a fee believed to be in the region of £2million from Championship side Huddersfield Town six years ago.

He has gone on to become a key player at Molineux, with him closing in on 300 appearances in the black and gold.

The club captain has been an ever-present member of the squad despite a change in management seeing Bruno Lage move into the dugout during the summer, with Coady starting all of Wolves' fixtures so far this season.

Newcastle's interest comes after a takeover worth £305million was completed last month, making the Magpies the richest club in world football.

Coady also labelled the Tynesiders as a 'huge club' as he reacted to the change of ownership being confirmed on talkSPORT.

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What has Luke Hatfield said about Coady?

Coady is valued at £22.5million by Transfermarkt, but Hatfield has claimed that Newcastle and other potential suitors may be able to prise him away from Wolves for less than that figure.

The centre-half still has four years remaining on his contract, meaning his current employers would be in a strong negotiating position.

But Hatfield believes Wolves fans would not be against the club accepting a substantial bid.

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He told GIVEMESPORT: "If an offer of between £17million and £20million came in, I think a lot of Wolves fans would probably look at that and say it might be worth doing."

What would Coady bring to Newcastle?

Coady's leadership qualities could play a key role in Newcastle's bid to climb the Premier League table, with them currently finding themselves in the relegation zone.

The 28-year-old offers bags of top flight experience as well, having made more than 120 Premier League appearances.

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His form for Wolves has also resulted in Coady breaking into England boss Gareth Southgate's plans, with him now boasting seven caps and being a member of the Euro 2020 squad.

Coady is not the only central defender being heavily linked with a move to St James' Park as Burnley's James Tarkowski is on Newcastle's radar.

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