NEWCASTLE have reportedly put Chelsea outsider Conor Gallagher at the top of their transfer wish list.
And that’s despite having an interest in former Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai.
Eddie Howe should give Toon a brilliant top-four finish after losing just five games all season.
Newcastle also share the best defense with champions-elect Manchester City.
But Howe is still keen to bolster his squad with quality reinforcements this summer.
He is particularly interested in signing a new midfielder.
And the post claims Gallagher is Howe’s preferred choice for the role.
The 23-year-old Chelsea ace has made 42 appearances since his loan spell at Crystal Palace last season.
But Gallagher only has three goals to his credit.
And because he’s a junior product, Chelsea are reportedly poised to turn a profit immediately.
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Newcastle boss Howe also likes the look of RB Leipzig star Szoboszlai, who is sending scouts to watch the Hungarian against Werder Bremen on Sunday.
But he prefers to sign players with Premier League experience this summer.
And a deal is expected to be “easy” for Gallagher.
Meanwhile, Newcastle are also eyeing a deal with Leicester playmaker James Maddison.
Should the Foxes go under, they will struggle to retain their star player.
And yesterday’s 3-0 defeat by Liverpool means they are two points behind with just two games to go.
Howe is also looking to step up at left-back and Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney is his preferred choice there.
However, with the Scot recently proving to be a reliable replacement for Oleksandr Zinchenko, the Gunners could demand a transfer fee above Newcastle’s price range.