Report: Newcastle United interested in Diego Laxalt

Cristiano Lombardi of SS Lazio competes for the ball with Diego Laxalt of Genoa CFC during the TIM Cup match between SS Lazio and Genoa CFC  at Olimpico Stadium on January 18, 2017 in Rome,...

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Diego Laxalt from Genoa in the summer transfer window.

Newcastle United are interested in signing Diego Laxalt from Genoa in the summer transfer window, according to

The Magpies will feature in the Premier League this season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

It has been reported that Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez wants to add 24-year-old midfielder Laxalt to his squad for the 2017-18 season.

Diego Laxalt of Genoa during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and FC Torino at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on May 21, 2017 in Genoa, Italy.

Newcastle, though, would have to pay £13.71 million as transfer fee in order to secure the services of the Uruguay international.

Laxalt’s agent, Vincenzo D’Ippolito, has been quoted as saying by Football Italia that Genoa want €15 million (£13.71m) in order to sell Laxalt.

The Magpies could also face stiff competition from a number of clubs if they are to secure the services of the Uruguayan this summer.

Genoa's midfielder Diego Laxalt from Uruguay (L) fights for the ball with Juventus' forward Paulo Dybala from Argentina during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus Vs Genoa on April...

According to, Italian clubs Atalanta and Fiorentina are interested in Laxalt.

SportItalia's Alfredo Pedulla has credited Everton, West Ham United, Liverpool and Torino with interested in the former Inter Milan prospect (click here to read more).

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