Newcastle United have entered the race for Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski, according to SportItalia journalist Gianluigi Longari.
Both Arsenal and Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for the Swedish international in recent weeks but Longari claims the Magpies are also “testing the waters”:
Anche il #Newcastle ha sondato il terreno per prendere informazioni su #Kulusevski della #Juventus. @tvdellosport #NUFC
— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) January 5, 2022
It is believed that Kulusevski’s agent is touting his client to prospective buyers and, while the Gunners are said to be interested in the 21-year-old, a bid is unlikely this month.
With Bukayo Saka performing well and Nicolas Pepe not expected to be sold, Mikel Arteta’s side don’t really have room in the squad for the winger.
With reports that Juve will demand around €35m (£30m) for Kulusevski too, it would suggest that Arsenal may consider other options. The London club are expected to prioritise signing a forward, although any deal is thought to be dependent on players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving the Emirates first.