Report: Newcastle want Hull City defender James Chester

Newcastle United are reportedly keen on signing former Manchester United defender James Chester from Hull City.

Newcastle United are interested in Hull City defender James Chester, according to a report in the Daily Star.

Newcastle are on the hunt for defensive additions and they feel that Chester could be a good option for the club.

The Magpies currently have just four senior centre-backs on their books and they need to add depth to that area, with their problems being exposed this season during a difficult Premier League campaign.

Newcastle have never settled upon a consistent centre-back pairing this term, but they feel Chester could become a first-team regular.

The former Manchester United has been a virtual mainstay for Hull this season and their relegation out of the top-flight and back into the Championship has led to Newcastle believing that he could be available on a cut-price deal.

It means that Chester could become the first of a number of changes that Newcastle make this summer.

The North East outfit are determined to renovate their squad and they are likely to bring in a number of additions over the coming months.

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