Newcastle United news: Uruguay frontman a Magpies target plus Rose eyed by Champions League giants

Uruguay international frontman Edinson Cavani is reportedly on Newcastle United’s transfer window radar – if, as expected, the PIF, Reuben Brothers and PCP Capital Partners takeover gets the green light.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (R) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani after scoring a penalty kick during the French Cup semi-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (R) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani after scoring a penalty kick during the French Cup semi-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

The 33-year-old is a free transfer this summer when his Paris Saint-Germain deal comes to an end – and a post-Mike Ashley Newcastle are looking at a deal for the player, according to ESPN’s Julien Laurens.

Cavani reportedly tops a list of high-profile ‘free agent’ players United will look to add to their ranks when the 2019/20 season is completed and the transfer window next opens up.

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Laurens also claims Napoli forward Dries Mertens is on that list, as well as Chelsea forward Willian.

Further to this it is also claimed the Magpies’ prospective new owners will go after a big-name manager Rafa Benitez joined by Italian Massimiliano Allegri and former Spurs man Mauricio Pochettino among their preferred candidates.

Swiss-born Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has also been linked with the post.

Meanwhile, PSG could move in to nab a current United player from under the club’s noses.

Tottenham Hotspur are keen to offload Danny Rose when play resumes and the French giants could gazump United, especially with Champions League football on offer at Parc de Princes.

England left-back Rose made six appearances for United having joined on loan in January, consisting of four Premier League starts, one substitute appearance and one FA Cup show, in the fifth round win over West Brom.