Newcastle United to rival Sevilla in race to land Serie A defender – report

Newcastle United are reportedly keen on Hellas Verona’s German defender Koray Gunter.

AC Milan's Portuguese forward Rafael Leao (L) and Verona's German defender Koray Guenter go for a header during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Verona on February 2, 2020 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)
AC Milan's Portuguese forward Rafael Leao (L) and Verona's German defender Koray Guenter go for a header during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Verona on February 2, 2020 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

But the Magpies will face competition to land the on-loan Serie A man, with La Liga outfit Sevilla also understood to be keen, according to a report on Estadio Deportivo.

The 25-year-old, described by the report as one of the ‘great revelations’ of Serie A, is thought to be valued at £8.5million by his parent club Genoa.

The report claims United have had Gunter watched ‘on a number of occasions’ this campaign.