Report: Newcastle are in talks to sign Ryan Fraser

    Newcastle United handling director Lee Charnley has firmly insisted that Mike Ashley is “100% committed” to the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of the club.

    The Saudi-backed consortium withdrew their quote to buy Newcastle United the other day, although the Premier League is yet to comment on the matter.

    Charnley has stated that the existing focus needs to now be on supporting Steve Bruce in the transfer market and on the preparations for the new season.

    While Ashley is desperate to sell the club, it remains to be seen how the Magpies perform their plans in the transfer market.

    According to the Shields Gazette, Newcastle are in conversations over a possible transfer for Ryan Fraser who is readily available on complimentary after leaving AFC Bournemouth this summer.

    Fraser is supposedly a long-term target ofNewcastle Steve Bruce is a big fan of the player, and at the minute conversations are ongoing with the 26- year-old about a possible switch to St James’ Park.

    Nevertheless, the Magpies are most likely to face competitions from Premier League equals West Ham and Crystal Palace, both are interested in signing him.

    Fraser chose to not extend his contract for the remainder of the 2019/20 season following the return offootball His form has dipped in the past 12 months, however he is still a very helpful player on a complimentary transfer.

    The Scotland international scored 7 goals and supplied 14 assists in 2018/19, and he would be a very good finalizing for the Magpies.

    The Telegraph reported earlier this week that Crystal Palace are thinking about making a move for Fraser in the summer transfer window.

    It remains to be seen whether Palace move for him as a prospective replacement for Wilfried Zaha who has set his heart on leaving the club.

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