NEWCASTLE have reportedly bid £43m for AC Milan and Italy Under-21 star Sandro Tonali.
Eddie Howe is keen to strengthen his squad this summer after securing Magpies Champions League football for the first time in 20 years.
The Toon are believed to be looking for two midfielders – a defensively oriented player and a more versatile option.
A wide forward, a centre-back and a full-back are other areas Newcastle are keen to strengthen.
But center of the park is a priority for the Northeast team as Howe prepares to push Bruno Guimaraes into a more advanced position.
Accordingly the athleteTonali’s “tactical flexibility” appeals to Newcastle – who have pledged £43m to lure him away from Italian giants Milan.
23-year-old Tonali – who is also interested in Chelsea – joined Milan on loan from Brescia three years ago before finalizing the move in 2021.
He helped the Rossoneri win their first Scudetto in more than a decade last year.
And he made 48 appearances for Stefano Pioli’s side this season as Milan reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2007.
His impressive performances have made him a regular for Italy U21s.
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And he will captain the age group team at the European Under-21 Championship later this month.
Alongside Tonali, Newcastle are also heavily linked with a move from Leicester playmaker James Maddison.
But they are dealing with Tottenham, who are keen on signing the England international.
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