Report: Newcastle United interested in Wolfsburg's Josuha Guilavogui, but face Champions League competition

Rafael Benitez the manager of Newcastle United looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Bradford City and Newcastle United at Northern Commercials Stadium on July 26, 2017 in...

Newcastle United came up against the France international at the start of the month.

Wolfsburg midfielder Josuha Guilavogui is on Newcastle United's summer shopping list, according to Bild.

It is claimed a transfer fee of £13.7 million would be considered realistic for Guilavogui, who played in the German side's 3-1 friendly defeat against the Magpies earlier this month.

Josuha Guilavogui of Wolfsburg tries to block a cross from Toni Kroos of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL...Wolfsburg's Josuha Guilavogui in action against Real Madrid

However, Newcastle are said to face Champions League competition, with Nice boss Lucien Favre listed as another of the Frenchman's admirers.

And the Ligue 1 side are believed to have funds available, following the recent sales of Valentin Eysseric and Dalbert to Fiorentina and Inter Milan respectively.

A new defensive midfielder was not thought to be high on Newcastle's list of priorities heading into the final few weeks of the summer transfer window, with a new goalkeeper and striker being sought first.

Nevertheless, it is possible Guilavogui, who has been capped seven times by France, could come into the equation should those positions be filled - providing Toon boss Rafa Benitez is also able to offload those who are surplus to requirements.

Rafael Benitez the manager of Newcastle United looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Bradford City and Newcastle United at Northern Commercials Stadium on July 26, 2017 in...Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez (second left)

Should Newcastle make a move for Guilavogui?

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