NEWCASTLE is reportedly tracking Niklas Sule and Philippe Coutinho as they try to flex their new financial muscles.
The German newspaper Bild claims that the Magpies are considering moving for the couple in January after their Saudi Arabia-led takeover of the blockbuster.
Central defender Sule from Bayern Munich has played 37 international matches for Germany and is in the last year of his contract with the Bundesliga giant.
The 26-year-old is free to sign a pre-contract agreement on Tyneside before moving next summer if a deal can’t be closed in January.
Brazilian striker Coutinho has struggled to settle at Barcelona since moving from Liverpool to Catalonia in 2018.
He knows Sule from his loan period at FC Bayern, after temporarily spending the 2019/20 season at the Allianz Arena.
The 29-year-old is watched along with Chelsea’s Timo Werner as Newcastle’s new owners try to reinvent their attack options.
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The Northeast Club became the richest in the world after a £ 300 million takeover – led by Amanda Staveley, husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi and the Saudi Public Investment Fund.
You could have up to £ 200million to spend over the next three seasons without breaking the rules of financial fair play.
A host of stars have been linked to big money movements this winter as the Toon try to fight their way out of a relegation battle.
Manager Steve Bruce remains in office but is widely expected to be fired in favor of a younger Briton – Brighton’s Graham Potter is a name in the mix.