NEWCASTLE is reportedly considering a fall for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in January that could see Donny van de Beek move to Turin.
The Magpies will inject the money in the new year after their £ 300 million acquisition with the club with the richest owners in world football.
The club bosses put together a list of potential recruits, although boss Steve Bruce is about to be fired.
And according to Calciomercato, the French international Rabiot is being targeted by the Toon.
They say Newcastle is interested in the 26-year-old and could try to get him to St James’ Park in the winter transfer window.
Rabiot has been a regular star for the Old Lady since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, but has never convinced Juve devotees of its quality.
And it has been claimed that the Serie A giants would be ready to fire the player in order to bring Van de Beek from Manchester United.
The 24-year-old Dutchman has had a hot time at Old Trafford after moving from Ajax and has yet to secure a spot for the Red Devils.
It goes without saying that Juve have already started talks with United about a Van de Beek move.
Rabiot isn’t the only high-profile star Newcastle set to eye out in January, with Barcelona center-back Clement Lenglet topping their list.
And his French compatriot Wesley Fofana is also an option, as Newcastle allegedly made contact with Leicester.
Chelsea striker Timo Werner has also been linked, with German reports saying the club is in regular contact with his agent.
Meanwhile, Rio has pushed Ferdinand Newcastle to build a core English player, telling them to sign Raheem Sterling, Declan Rice and Jesse Lingard.
On his YouTube channel FIVE he said, “I would try to make some crazy signings, like huge ones that I think could be got.
“I would look at people like Raheem Sterling. Raheem Sterling doesn’t play regularly, I would ask him the question. I would ask Declan Rice, ‘What is it?’
“Those two would be the first two on my list and I would do anything to get them. And then I would try to attract people like Jesse Lingard, who is on and around the Man United squad.”
“It’s unrealistic until you ask the question. I would go out to get answers from these types of players and then work your way down your list.”