Report suggests Benitez finally set to sign Federico Fernandez for £6m; another report claims talks ongoing

Federico Fernandez in action during the Swansea City Training Session at The Fairwood Training Ground on July 03, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Newcastle United continue to be linked with Swansea City's Federico Fernandez.

Federico Fernandez in action during the Swansea City Training Session at The Fairwood Training Ground on July 03, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

According to BBC Sport, Swansea City and Newcastle United remain in talks over a deal for Federico Fernandez after the Swans rejected a £3million bid – but The Sun claim a £6million agreement is in place.

The Magpies tied up signing number six on Monday by landing striker Salomon Rondon on loan from West Bromwich Albion, following Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar, Ki Sung-yueng, Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto to St James' Park.

Newcastle remain in the market for new signings in the final stages of transfer deadline day, and a new centre back is wanted given that Florian Lejeune has suffered a major injury.

 

Now, BBC Sport report that Newcastle remain in talks with Swansea City over a deal for Federico Fernandez, after a £3million bid was rejected by the Championship club.

However, The Sun report that Newcastle have now doubled their bid to £6million, and that offer has now been accepted as the defender seemingly nears at move to St James' Park.

The 29-year-old hasn't been keen to stay in the Championship following Swansea's relegation, and could return to the top flight with Newcastle after making 117 Premier League appearances since joining Swansea from Napoli in 2014.

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.

Fernandez played under Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez at Napoli and now looks set to reunite with the Spaniard at St James' Park, even though Benitez did sanction his exit in 2014.

A move for Fernandez may suggest that a work permit for Barcelona defender Marlon Santos may not be sanctioned, and Fernandez could be the top target instead as a result.

Federico Fernandez of Swansea City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on March 31, 2018 in Manchester, England.

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