Agent suggests Willy Caballero to Newcastle United possible

Manchester City's Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero warm up before the match

Chelsea and Newcastle United have been linked with departing Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

Manchester City's Willy Caballero

Competing with Chelsea for a player in the transfer market is not easy for a club like Newcastle United who were playing in the Championship last season, but it seems that the Magpies could sign Willy Caballero this summer..

According to a recent report in The London Evening Standard, Caballero is on the verge of joining Chelsea, but the goalkeeper’s agent has suggested that the 35-year-old could switch to Newcastle or Brighton.

Caballero will become a free agent at the end of the month when his current contract with Manchester City expires.

Manchester City's Willy Caballero celebrates

“We have some offers from England, he wants to stay in England," Adrian Faija told

"Newcastle is cold but pretty and the beaches in Brighton are beautiful as well and easily accessible from London.

"There isn't an offer from Boca. To analyse it, first, we need an offer. It needs be real first [before we consider a move to Buenos Aires]."

Faija’s comments are encouraging for Newcastle, but it is hard to see Caballero join Rafael Benitez's side if he has an offer from Chelsea.

Chelsea won the Premier League last season and are one of the biggest clubs in the world; the Blues can also offer the goalkeeper more wages than the Magpies can.

Newcastle won automatic promotion from the Championship to the Premier League at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

Manchester City's Willy Caballero after the match

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