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With only a couple of weeks of the transfer window remaining, Newcastle and their Premier League rivals continue to be linked with a host of players.

Newcastle have been linked with three defenders
Newcastle have been linked with three defenders

And reports today are suggesting that Rafa Benitez could be set to make a triple defensive swoop as he targets further reinforcements in the transfer market.

The Mail are reporting that Deportivo La Coruña defender Fabian Schar could be set for a move to Tyneside - with the 26-year-old keen to leave the Spanish club after their relegation from the top flight last season.

Newcastle have been linked with three defenders

A move for Schar, who represented Switzerland at the World Cup, is said to have been 'discussed', and the centre back is unlikely to command a large transfer fee.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have also been credited with an interest in Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan.

Reports in the Sun claim that Benitez is keen on the £6m-rated full-back, who has also been linked with Middlesbrough and Leeds this summer.

With just one year remaining on his current contract at Ashton Gate, Bryan is being highly-tipped to leave the Robins before the transfer window slams shut.

Mexican defender Diego Reyes has also been linked with a move to St James's Park, with the ex-Porto man available on a free transfer this summer.

Sky Sports have claimed that Newcastle and West Ham are interested in the 25-year-old, while reports in Turkey from Fanatik suggest that Newcastle are edging ahead of Fenerbahce in the race for his signature.

Here's the rest of the rumours doing the rounds today:

Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Croatian international defender Domagoj Vida, with club Besiktas holding out for a €30m fee (Express)

Willian is attracting interest from both Barcelona and Manchester United - with Chelsea already weighing up a £65m bid from the Spanish side (Mail)

Chelsea remain interested in a deal for striker Anthony Martial (Talksport)

Three Premier League clubs are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic - with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United on high alert after the midfielder revealed he was keen to secure more first team football (Marca)

Crystal Palace and Fulham have joined Spurs in the race for Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish (Mirror)

Newly-promoted Wolves are in talks over a £6m deal to bring Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho to the club (Mail)