Newcastle have joined Tottenham and Wolves in the race for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, according to reports.
The Welshman has been in Italy since July 2019 after opting to leave Arsenal in search of a new challenge.
He’s won a league title, Coppa Italia and Italian super cup since then, although he hasn’t always been a first-team regular.
Ramsey could be on the move this summer and it seems Newcastle are hoping to sign him.
According to Goal, the Magpies have contacted Juve over the 30-year-old’s availability.
They want to know if there’s any chance he will be sold before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.
Discussions are thought to be at an informal stage as no official bid has been launched.
That could change in the coming weeks though as Juve plan for the upcoming campaign.
Newcastle aren’t the only Premier League side to be linked with a move for Ramsey.
Tottenham and Wolves were touted as potential destinations for the midfielder last week.
Spurs in particular would be a surprising move given his success with Arsenal.
Magpies boss Steve Bruce is keen to bring in a new central midfielder to build on the club’s 12th-placed finish last season.
Ramsey could become his top target if Joe Willock remains at the Emirates.
Willock became a hit at Newcastle with eight goals in 14 games during a loan spell.
However, Mikel Arteta is hoping to keep the Englishman in north London.
When asked about his future in mid-July, the Spaniard said: “Joe is part of our plans, he’s our player and in the time that he is here we will try to make the most out of him.
“He had a great experience on loan. He was, I think one of the most important players for their survival.”
Those comments led to the following reaction from Bruce: “With Arsenal, what are they going to do? They’ve brought in two midfield players.
“That’s our starting point, with Joe, because let’s be fair, he had an unbelievable three or four months with us.
“But there has to be a time where we know – is it going to be yes or no?
“There has to come a time when there’s a cut-off, and we have to find out what’s happening.
“We’re still trying our utmost, whether it’s on loan or to buy him. We’re still trying.”