Newcastle United make Chelsea star a top transfer target

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Premier League side Newcastle United are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, according to Daily Mail.

Jorginho, 31, is set to enter the final six months of his Chelsea contract and Newcastle United are keen on signing the midfielder as a free agent at the end of the season.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is reportedly looking to reduce the average age of the team and has identified Benfica midfielder and Argentina World Cup star Enzo Fernandez as a possible replacement.

Italian side Juventus have also recently been linked with interest in signing Jorginho, but it looks as though they are set to face competition from Newcastle United.

Jorginho started and played all 90 minutes of Chelsea’s 2-0 win on Tuesday over AFC Bournemouth.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are in talks over a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund and Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko in January, according to GiveMeSport.

CBS reporter Ben Jacobs told GiveMeSport: “Chelsea’s preference has always been to work the player side to try and get him to agree to a summer move and then their hope, therefore, is that he won’t sign a new deal and they’ll get him on a free transfer, which is cost-effective and they get a young talent.

“But due to Armando Broja’s injury, there is a chance that Chelsea want to escalate the situation and bring in Moukoko earlier. These are ongoing conversations.

“It’s sort of cat and mouse because if Chelsea start the process and think that they can sign the player in January for a modest fee and then Dortmund use that as leverage and Moukoko uses that as barter and then midway through the month signs a new deal, then Chelsea are chasing, and they’re being used in a game.

“Moukoko might get a better deal out of that and still not want to leave until the end of the season. This is what Chelsea are going to understand.”