Newcastle and Leicester in Arnaud Kalimuendo transfer fight as Eddie Howe targets 20-year-old PSG star as new striker04/26/2022
NEWCASTLE are reportedly lining up a summer bid for Paris Saint-Germain youngster Arnaud Kalimuendo.
But Eddie Howe faces a battle with Premier League rivals Leicester to land the hot-shot striker.
FootMercato claims Kalimuendo, 20, has caught the eye of the English duo after hitting 11 goals for loan side Lens.
The French forward also scored eight times for the Ligue 1 outfit during another loan spell last season.
And it’s reckoned PSG are open to selling their academy product for around £11million when he returns this summer.
Toon boss Howe reckons Kalimuendo can be his main striker next term, with Callum Wilson prone to injury and Chris Wood only finding the target twice since his £25m switch from Burnley.
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But Brendan Rodgers also has big plans for Kalimuendo, who is touted as the long-term replacement for 35-year-old Jamie Vardy.
Tempting the attacker to England won’t be hard, with Kalimuendo reportedly eager to play in the Premier League.
But Newcastle may hold the advantage due to their new-found wealth.
As well as Kalimuendo, the Magpies are plotting a shock swoop for PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
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Newcastle are also thought to be interested in former man Ivan Toney, now at Brentford.
But the Bees are reportedly seeking at least £50m for their star player.
As for Leicester, SunSport can exclusively reveal a £30m bid is being prepared for PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare .
He has been identified as Youri Tielemans’ replacement, with the Belgian a top target for Tottenham.
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