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Report: Newcastle keen on Sheffield United striker Che Adams, Alfie Mawson also targeted

Che Adams scores the first goal for Sheffield United

Newcastle are reportedly looking to raid two Yorkshire clubs this summer.

Walsall's Tom Bradshaw (L) in action with Barnsley's Alfie MawsonTom Bradshaw (L) in action with Barnsley's Alfie Mawson

According to Sunday's edition of The Sun, Newcastle United are interested in signing Barnsley defender Alfie Mawson and Sheffield United striker Che Adams.

The Magpies have been busy adding to their squad this summer, as Matz Sels, Jesus Gamez, Grant Hanley, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle have all joined the club.

Che Adams scores the first goal for Sheffield UnitedChe Adams scores the first goal for Sheffield United

Manager Rafael Benitez may have seen Fabricio Coloccini, Georginio Wijnaldum and Andros Townsend move on, but Newcastle look strong heading into the Championship season - and now, two more young talents have been linked with moves to St. James' Park.

The Sun report today that Newcastle are looking to snap up Sheffield United youngster Che Adams this summer, and have even made him their first-choice target up front.

Barnsley’s Alfie Mawson and Oxford’s Kemar Roofe in actionBarnsley’s Alfie Mawson and Kemar Roofe in action

Adams, 20, caught the eye in non-league with Ilkeston, and having been snapped up by Sheffield United, he has hit 15 goals for the Blades, including 12 last season.

Also capable of playing out wide, Adams is a pacey forward with great potential, and he'd certainly be a signing with one eye on the future for Newcastle - if they can tempt Sheffield United into selling their prized asset.

Che Adams (R) celebrates scoring Sheffield United's second goal with Billy SharpChe Adams (R) celebrates scoring for Sheffield United with Billy Sharp

The report also adds that, even after signing Hanley as competition for Jamaal Lascelles and Chancel Mbemba in defence, Benitez is looking for another centre back - and Barnsley's Alfie Mawson is a surprise target.

The 22-year-old joined the Tykes from Brentford last summer and played a key role in the club's promotion from League One to the Championship, playing 45 games and even scoring six goals in the league, despite being a central defender.

The latest reports suggest that Newcastle really are moving away from deals in France, and instead focusing on young, up-and-coming talent in England - something Magpies fans should be very happy with.

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