Newcastle United transfer round-up: Newcastle hoping to beat Tottenham Hotspur to signature of £20m-rated Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien

Newcastle United have enquired about Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien as they look to make their first signing of the January transfer window, according to reports.

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce.
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce.

The 24-year-old is valued at £20 million by the Ligue One outfit and is also thought to be on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar, according to Mail Online.

Cyprien joined Nice from Lens in 2016 and has enjoyed an impressive season in France so far with seven goals and five assists to his name in 20 games.

Another player Bruce is thought to be eyeing is 20-year-old PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo.

Foot Mercato reports that the 6ft 2in wideman has also attracted interest from French side Lyon after establishing himself in the PSV first team this season.

The Dutch youngster has scored five goals and created eight in 31 appearances in all competitions this season and is believed to be valued at around £10 million.

Elsewhere, Villareal forward Karl Toko-Ekambi may be available to Newcastle, with the La Liga outfit reportedly willing to let the forward leave for £21 million.

United manager Steve Bruce is expected to meet with owner Mike Ashley with the hope of sanctioning a big-money January signing. The Magpies are yet to bring in a player this January as they approach the halfway stage in the transfer window.

Last January, they did break the bank to land Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almiron from MLS side Atlanta for what was believed to be a club record fee at the time.