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Newcastle reportedly still in talks over the signing of 26-year-old defender

As The Chronicle reports, Newcastle United and the Spanish side Eibar are still in contact over a transfer of Florian Lejeune to England.

Lejeune was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, and reports are saying that Rafa Benitez wants to bring the player over to the St James’ Park.

The French centre-back has impressed with his performances for Eibar during the last season, and the management of the Spanish club has reportedly stated that their expected departure with Lejeune is “within days.”

Lejeune has a clause in his contract which releases him from the club if the other party pays around €10 million, and it seems that the Magpies are willing to splash the cash on this signing.

According to reports, Benitez will spend a lot more since he wants to bring up to eight new players before the start of pre-season training.