Newcastle United eye January bid for World Cup star – report

Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a January deal for Croatian World Cup defender Domagoj Vida.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 11:38 am

According to Turkish outlet Takvim, Steve Bruce’s Magpies are one of four Premier League clubs taking a look at the Besiktas centre-half.

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Brighton, West Ham United and Norwich City are also mentioned in the report with the fee for the 30-year-old thought to be in the region of £8.5million.

Skipper Jamaal Lascelles could be out until February with a knee injury, but United do have FIVE other central defenders.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15:  Referee Nestor Pitana speaks with Croatia players during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Referee Nestor Pitana speaks with Croatia players during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)