Newcastle United 'interested' in Champions League striker – but face Premier League competition for RB Leipzig frontman

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in a move for Denmark international Yussuf Poulsen – but face competition from Premier League rivals Everton.

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 12:53 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd September 2019, 2:00 pm
LISBON, PORTUGAL - SEPTEMBER 17: Yussuf Poulsen of RB Leipzig in action during the UEFA Champions League group G match between SL Benfica and RB Leipzig at Estadio da Luz on September 17, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

The Toffees have ran extensive checks on the towering frontman in recent weeks as Marco Silva looks to arrest the decline at Goodison Park.

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But, according to the Express, Newcastle have a “long-standing interest” in the player.

The report states: “Poulsen, 25, has emerged from the shadow of Timo Werner. He has earned a reputation in Germany as a 6ft 4in battering ram and Leipzig know that they could be battling to keep hold of him. Poulsen could offer Silva something completely different to his other frontmen which is why more checks are being made over the next few weeks. But they could face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle United, who also have a long-standing interest in him.”

Newcastle have Andy Carroll and Joelinton as striker options, with Dwight Gayle out injured.