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Newcastle United and Chelsea want Marcus Thuram

At the conclusion of the season, Marcus Thuram will be a free agent and both Premier League powerhouses Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in signing him. According to 90min, negotiations have already taken place between Newcastle United and the French international.

There will probably be a lot of clubs interested in having Thuram by the end of the year. A transfer to St. James’ Park would be a coup for Newcastle United, therefore it will be intriguing to see whether they can sway him away from the attention of the big teams. The Magpies need offensive help badly, and the Frenchman has the potential to be a game-changer for them in that regard.

This season, the Borussia Monchengladbach striker has scored 15 goals in all competitions. Even a player like Callum Wilson would benefit from signing the soon-to-be free agent. If Eddie Howe wants to make a run at the big prizes, he will have to replace Newcastle’s striker, who has been very disappointing this year.

Thuram’s flexibility will be an asset, as he can fill in at any of the front three positions. It might turn out to be a steal to sign a player of his calibre for nothing.

Chelsea, meanwhile, needs to bolster its offence. Thuram has established himself as a consistent goal scorer in the Bundesliga, and the Blues need a striker who can put away scoring opportunities.

As a result of his poor performance, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to depart the club shortly. The Blues are now down to only one striker, Armando Broja. The 25-year-old Frenchman appears like the perfect player to help Graham Potter’s team score more goals.

Newcastle United are in a good position to make a run at the Champions League this season, and if they do, they’ll be a desirable destination for players. But, Chelsea are now 10th in the league and may find it difficult to sign elite players without the promise of Champions League participation.

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