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Sven Botman news

Botman to Newcastle United?
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Newcastle United are considering a potential approach for Lille defender Sven Botman next month.

The Dutchman has been regularly linked with a Premier League move. He was on Liverpool's radar last summer before they signed Ibrahima Konate.

Wolverhampton Wanderers were also credited with an interest, but it now appears that the Magpies could be a potential destination for him.

The Magpies have plenty of funds to spend after the takeover from a Saudi-led consortium. There are expected to sign at least five players.

Botman is one of the top names on their radar, but they are contemplating whether they should spend a potential club-record fee.

The centre-back is currently valued at £45m by the French champions. Lille are open to selling him in January amid their financial concerns.

Newcastle recently picked up their first victory of the Premier League campaign. They are now within three points of safety.

The focus appears on recruiting Premier League based players, but they are also open to signing overseas stars with potential.