Crystal Palace are said to be interested in snapping up Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
If Palace do want Mitrovic, then Newcastle are unlikely to stand in the way of the Serbian striker.
However, rather than asking for cash, Rafael Benitez may be tempted to strike a deal to bring Andros Townsend back to St. James’ Park.
Newcastle sold Townsend back in 2016 for £13 million, after they were relegated to the Championship, but they have been linked with bringing him back in every transfer window since.
Benitez was a major fan of the England international, and he got the very best out of the wide-man during his time with the Magpies.
Townsend has had an impressive season with Palace, but arguably hasn’t been quite as effective as he was at Newcastle.
Townsend scored four goals in 13 appearances for the Magpies, but only has five goals to his name in 79 games for Palace.
The Eagles already have their eyes on other wingers this summer, with Michail Antonio linked.
And it could be that swapping Townsend for Mitrovic would suit everyone involved in the potential deal, if it went through.