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Newcastle United Transfer News: Is Khephren Thuram signing for Newcastle United?

Newcastle United Transfer News: When the summer transfer market opens, Newcastle United hopes to sign Khephren Thuram and bring him to St. James’ Park. However, they will need to act swiftly if they are to beat off the competition for transfers. The Magpies reportedly want to “speed things up’ in their pursuit of the Frenchman, as reported by journalist Rudy Galetti (via GIVEMESPORT).

Thuram is now one of the most sought-after young defensive midfielders in Europe after a stellar season. The Frenchman is a star from AS Monaco’s development school and is likely to depart Nice this summer, despite the fact that his contract with the club does not end until 2025.

Therefore, negotiations are on for the 22-year-old to join Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Thuram is a right-footed box-to-box operator who can also play as a defensive midfielder due to his dribbling and tackling skills.

This summer, Chelsea will have to deal with the huge departure of midfielders who are either out of contract or otherwise not in the club’s long-term plans. So, they’d need some new faces in the middle of the pitch. The Blues have Thuram, Romeo Lavia, Manu Kone, and Adrien Rabiot among the midfielders they are considering.

But they aren’t the only English Premier League team interested in signing the French international. As has been widely reported, Newcastle started off as the race’s frontrunner. The competition for the 22-year-old’s services is heating up as the transfer window approaches.

Steve Nickson, the head of recruiting at Newcastle, reportedly has a strong interest in signing central midfielder Thuram, who is valued at £52 million. He is a defender first and foremost, but he also has a flair for scoring and assisting on goals.

Newcastle United Transfer News: Aiming for the Champions League It has been claimed that Newcastle United are increasing their efforts to recruit OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram. This is in an attempt to pip Chelsea to Thuram’s signing

He has the potential to become a well-rounded midfielder over the next several years, and he would be a great fit in the number six position that Eddie Howe’s team is seeking to replace Brazilian maestro Bruno Guimaraes.

With two victories in their last three games, Newcastle is in a prime position to finish in the top four of their league this season. And if they do, it’s generally accepted that it’ll allow the team to spend more money than they would be able to with only a Europa League berth.

Therefore, it will be much simpler for Thuram to complete the transfer if the Magpies are able to earn Champions League football next season. It’s easy to see why the player’s camp is waiting to make a decision. To what extent Newcastle can compete with Chelsea for Thuram’s services remains to be seen. However, much depends on the nature of the next season’s competition.

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