According to ESPN, Newcastle have made contact with Paulo Dybala’s representatives as the Juventus forward prepared to leave on a free transfer this summer.
The same piece also claims that Premier League rivals Man United, Arsenal and Tottenham have also shown interest, with the player said to be assessing his options.
The Argentinian international has been hinting at a move away from Turin for some time now with his contract expiring in the next few months and no sign of a renewal.
Following the arrival of Serbian superstar Dushan Vlahovic for around £73 million, contract discussions between the club and Dybala were reportedly altered which has led to the player looking for a move elsewhere.
During his seven years with the Italian giants, the 28-year-old has scored and assisted 162 times in 288 appearances, won five league titles and has been named in the Serie A Team of the Year on four occasions.
Should Newcastle opt to sign the experienced striker, it could be the first marquee signing of the new ownership and a statement to the rest of the league that our ambitions for next season are much higher than many may have thought.