Report: Newcastle still keen on Leeds star Lewis Cook; Teddy Bishop and Che Adams also scouted

Lewis Cook

Newcastle want to sign players from Leeds, Ipswich and Sheffield United in January.

According to a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle have earmarked three players they are keen on bringing to the club in January, having changed their transfer approach to scour the Football League for signings.

With the recent success of Dele Alli and Jamie Vardy, the Magpies are keen on signing players from lower leagues who can make the step up to the Premier League, and Newcastle brought in Ivan Toney over the summer to start this policy.

And ahead of the January transfer window, the Magpies have targeted three more players from the Football League who they believe can improve their side.

The most notable is Lewis Cook of Leeds United, who is generally considered one of the best teenagers in English football. A talent midfielder, he is still just 18, and the Magpies were keen on him in the summer according to the report.

However, it is stated that they were put off signing him, with Leeds keeping ahold of their young star, but they retain an interest in the midfielder.

Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop is another youngster who has been scouted by the Tyneside club, after playing 36 games for the Tractor Boys despite still being a teenager. He is currently injured however, potentially ending the chances of a move in January.

Che Adams is the final player earmarked as a Newcastle target, after impressing for Sheffield United since joining them in November 2014 from non-league Ilkeston Town. The 19-year-old striker has netted 10 goals in 26 games for the League One side since his transfer into league football.

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