According to reports in Italy, Newcastle United have been offered the chance to sign Portuguese international Joao Mario this summer.
This comes from InterLive, who claim that the midfielder will has been offered our way, with Inter Milan looking to sell after the 26-year-old played a bit-part role in their 2018/19 campaign.
Given Shelvey, Hayden and Diame’s futures all likely to lie elsewhere, you can see why his representatives will be offering him our way, with Rafa likely to be on the lookout for several new midfielders this summer should he sign a new deal.
His potential price-tag could be an issue, however, with it being claimed that Inter will be asking around £17m for his services this summer.
That said, he did spend the second half of last season on loan at West Ham, bagging 2 goals and 1 assist in 13 appearances, so he may be available on a temporary basis.
Joao Mario – who has played 43 times for his country – had been tipped to join Marco Silva’s Everton, however the Portuguese boss has played those rumours down today.