Report: Newcastle want Hull City defender James Chester

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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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