Sunday August 20 2017
Newcastle officials watching Praet

It is reported that representatives from Newcastle United are watching Sampdoria’s Dennis Praet this evening.

The English Premier League side have lost their opening two matches of the new season, going down 1-0 to Huddersfield Town this afternoon.

It has been a frustrating transfer window for Magpies boss Rafa Benitez, who is desperate to bolster his squad with new faces before the deadline.

And Sportitalia claim that a delegation is at Marassi this evening to watch the attacking midfielder in action against Benevento on the opening Serie A matchday.

Following the conclusion of the match, it is said that talks will formally take place between the two parties.

It is rumoured that Newcastle will make an offer of €15m for the 23-year-old Belgian’s services.

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