Roma starlet Nicolo Zaniolo has emerged as a shock target for Newcastle United, who are also reportedly keen on Parma striker Roberto Inglese.
The Evening Chronicle cites sources from Italy, which claim Newcastle scouts have been watching Zaniolo this season.
The Magpies are no stranger to Serie A imports, with the likes of Faustino Asprilla and Davide Santon having played for the club over the years.
The newspaper goes on to explain that Rafa Benitez’s side are ‘looking closely’ at midfield reinforcements but accept he is also ‘being tracked by Real Madrid and Juventus’.
As for Inglese, the Chronicle writes Newcastle scouts have been ‘checking out’ the Napoli loanee, who has scored eight League goals for Parma this term.