Report: Newcastle United ask to take Orestis Karnezis on loan from Udinese

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is seen during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on August 26, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

The Greece international has long been linked with a move to Newcastle United.

Orestis Karnezis of Udinese Calcio in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Udinese Calcio at Stadio San Paolo on April 15, 2017 in Naples, Italy.Orestis Karnezis in action for Udinese

Newcastle United have asked to take goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis on loan from Udinese, according to The Daily Mail (14:10).

The Magpies have been linked with a move for Karnezis for much of the summer transfer window, as they search for a new number one.

At the end of July, Tuttomercatoweb reported an approach had been made for the 32-year-old, whose agent later told Calcio Napoli his client will sign for one of Newcastle, Crystal Palace or Watford this month.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is seen during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on August 26, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

Karnezis has not appeared in either of Udinese's opening two Serie A fixtures, which potentially increases the likelihood of him departing the Stadio Friuli.

According to The Daily Mail, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is willing to offload Tim Krul and Karl Darlow to help fund the signing of a new goalkeeper.

Goalkeeper, Tim Krul of AZ Alkmaar celebratres after saving the final penalty in the shoot out to win the Dutch KNVB Cup Semi-final match between AZ Alkmaar and SC Cambuur held at AFAS...Tim Krul in action for AZ Alkmaar last season

The report also lists Jeroen Zoet of PSV Eindhoven, Wayne Hennessey of Crystal Palace, Pepe Reina of Napoli and Adrian of West Ham as targets to have been discussed by the Magpies.

Is Karnezis an upgrade on Newcastle's existing options?

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