Newcastle United to rival West Ham United, Watford and Fulham for Â£13m forward
Newcastle United have been linked with a move for forward Gregoire Defrel.
Rafa Benitez is looking to strengthen his attacking options in this month's transfer window.
United's manager wants to sign a No 10 and a winger as well as a left-back.
And the club has been linked with a move for Defrel, who is on loan at Sampdoria from AS Roma.
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A report in Italy has claimed that Newcastle are "very close" to agreeing a deal worth just over Â£13million for the Frenchman.
The Frenchman scored 23 goals in 73 appearances for Sassuolo before joining Roma on a permanent deal last year after a loan spell.
West Ham, Watford and Fulham have also been linked wiht Defrel.