Report: Brendan Galloway keen on Newcastle United move

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

The Everton defender is expected to turn down interest from Middlesbrough.

Everton's Brendan Galloway in actionEverton's Brendan Galloway in action

According to the Chronicle, Everton defender Brendan Galloway is keen to complete a move to Newcastle United.

The Magpies have been busy this summer, as eight new faces have arrived at the club so far.

The defence has seen particular improvement with Rafa Benitez bringing in both Grant Hanley and Ciaran Clark to improve his centre back options.

Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri and Everton's Brendan Galloway in actionStoke's Xherdan Shaqiri and Everton's Brendan Galloway in action

He is keen to keep improving though and adding competition for left back Paul Dummett is one of his aims.

That has led to him targeting a move for Everton left back Brendan Galloway, with the Chronicle reporting last week that they were willing to pay £1 million to take him on loan for the season.

Manchester United's Juan Mata in action with Everton's Brendan GallowayManchester United's Juan Mata in action with Everton's Brendan Galloway

However, they faced competition for his services as Premier League side Middlesbrough had also joined the race for his signature according to the Mirror.

Luckily for the Magpies though, the Chronicle is now reporting that Galloway will ignore the interest from Aitor Karanka’s side and is keen to make the move to St James’ Park.

The newspaper reports that they are hopeful of getting a deal to make him their ninth signing of the summer completed by the end of the week.

Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie and Everton's Brendan GallowayBournemouth's Matt Ritchie and Everton's Brendan Galloway

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