Report: Newcastle could miss out on signing Crystal Palace's Pape Souare

Pape Souare of Crystal Palace arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

Souare is reportedly a target for Newcastle as the clock ticks down.

Pape Souare of Crystal Palace during the Pre-Season Friendly between Stevenage and Crystal Palace at The Lamex Stadium on July 24, 2018 in Stevenage, England.

The Guardian have claimed in their live transfer blog (Thursday, 09:35am) that Crystal Palace could loan left-back Pape Souare out to a Ligue 1 side in France - meaning Newcastle United could miss out.

Newcastle were linked with a move for 28-year-old Souare back in the January transfer window, and could be keeping tabs on the defender ahead of the 5pm deadline with Rafa Benitez seemingly a fan.

 

The Toon need a left-back and have been in the market for a number of left-sided defenders including Joe Bryan, Leighton Baines and Stanley N'Soki, but a move is yet to materialise.

Now, Palace are stating that Newcastle's January target Souare is surplus to requirements at Selhurst Park after dropping down the pecking order - but Roy Hodgson's side are keen to send him to France.

Crystal Palace's Pape N'Diaye Souare during the pre-match warm-up during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

That would see Newcastle miss out if they are indeed looking to reignite their January interest, with the need for a left-back great as Paul Dummett endured an uninspiring season on the left side of defence last time around.

The Toon have brought in Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar, Yoshinori Muto, Kenedy, Salomon Rondon and Ki-Sung yueng this summer, but remain in the market for players with Rafa Benitez still frustrated.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Crystal Palace talks to Pape Souare of Crystal Palace prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on April 21, 2018 in...

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