According to Sky Germany, Newcastle remain interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby.
The Frenchman had been heavily linked with a big money move to St James’ Park, however The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards recently claimed that we were put off by the huge asking price slapped on his head.
A few weeks on, Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg has released a fresh update on the winger’s future, stating that the Bundesliga side prefer to keep him but ‘could be open to offers.’
He believes that the 22-year-old could be tempted to ‘make the next step’ in his career this summer, claiming Leverkusen would be willing to sell if an offer of around £50-£60million arrived.
Diaby bagged an impressive 17 goals and 14 assists last season and could be the marquee signing we’re crying out for this summer, offering the sort of pace, quality and huge potential Eddie Howe would love to have down that right-hand side.
However, you have to wonder if we’d be willing to spend such a big chunk of our summer budget on the France international?
He’d be a brilliant signing – the thought of him and Allan Saint-Maximin running down either flank is an exciting prospect – but I wouldn’t be surprised if we pursued a slightly cheaper option this summer.
As Plettenberg reports below, PSG are also keen on the attacker and ‘no offers’ have arrived so far.