Newcastle: £30m Premier League star 'definitely on the list' at St James' Park

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Newcastle United cannot be ruled out of contention to sign Armando Broja as the Chelsea striker is ‘definitely on the list’ of targets put together at St James’ Park, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.

The Magpies are able to splash the cash after a £305million takeover led by the Saudi Arabia-based Public Investment Fund made the Tyneside giants the richest club in world football last October.

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What’s the latest news involving Broja?

According to i News, Newcastle United and Everton are going head-to-head in a battle to acquire Broja’s services this summer.

The report suggests the Magpies have an ongoing interest in the 14-cap Albania international and Chelsea may be open to sanctioning a loan move away from Stamford Bridge.

It was reported earlier this month that West Ham United were poised to make a £30million bid for Broja, while it was even claimed that the Hammers were close to reaching an agreement, but a switch to the London Stadium has not come to fruition.

However, it is understood that David Moyes’ side could still return to the negotiating table after signing Gianluca Scamacca in a £35.5million deal from Sassuolo.

Broja sprung to prominence while spending last season on loan with Southampton, where he scored nine goals in 38 outings.

What has Keith Downie said about Broja?

Downie understands that Newcastle are among the clubs vying to secure Broja’s services ahead of the September 1 transfer deadline.

The Sky Sports reporter believes a move to St James’ Park is not out of the question as head coach Eddie Howe is an admirer.

When asked whether Broja remains on Howe’s radar, Downie told GIVEMESPORT: “Absolutely. I know for a fact he’s definitely on the list.

“I’m reading between the lines a little bit, because I’m obviously been away, but I don’t think I would rule that one out totally yet.”

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Who have Newcastle signed so far?

Newcastle’s transfer window got up-and-running with Matt Targett turning his loan move from Aston Villa into a permanent agreement.

It is understood that the Magpies forked out £15million in order to keep the left-back at St James’ Park.

Nick Pope became the Tyneside giants’ second acquisition of the summer as he completed a £10million switch from relegated Burnley.

Sven Botman is Newcastle’s latest arrival after the Magpies parted with £35million to persuade Lille into selling the central defender.

In total, Howe has spent close to £60million on welcoming reinforcements to the club ahead of his first full season at the helm.

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