Report: Newcastle hope to push through £3m deal for Swansea's Federico Fernandez as negotiators thrash out fee

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez chats with assistant Fabio Pecchia (r) before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on May 15, 2016 in...

A report claims Swansea City could compromise on their £10 million valuation of the Newcastle United target.

Federico Fernandez of Swansea City during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Southampton at Liberty Stadium on May 08, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Newcastle United hope to push through a deal for the Swansea City defender Federico Fernandez, according to the Sun's printed edition (Wednesday 8th August, page 51).

The newspaper reports negotiators for Rafa Benitez, the Newcastle manager, are thrashing out a fee with Swansea.

 

And despite claims the Welsh side want £10 million for Fernandez, it adds the Magpies hope to get their man for around £7 million less than that.

Fernandez started Swansea's first game of the new Championship season on Saturday - a 2-1 win at Sheffield United - but wants a return to the Premier League, according to the Sun.

And the newspaper reports the Jacks may agree to a compromise deal, which includes performance-related bonuses, as they seek to raise funds and trim their wage bill.

Kyle Bartley and Alfie Mawson of Swansea City arrive prior to The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on March 17, 2018 in...

Swansea have already seen centre-backs Kyle Bartley and Alfie Mawson depart since the end of last season, and could be left short if Fernandez is sold.

In contrast, Newcastle recently added Fabian Schar to a central defensive pool comprising Ciaran Clark, Florian Lejeune and captain Jamaal Lascelles.

Newcastle defender Ciaran Clark (r) reacts as Jamaal Lascelles looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20,...

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