Report: Newcastle United prepared to meet Arsenal's asking price for Kieran Gibbs

General view outside St James' Park

Newcastle United are keen to sign a new left-back this summer, with Kieran Gibbs on their radar.

Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs in action

According to a report in Football.London, Newcastle United are willing to meet Arsenal’s £15 million asking price for Kieran Gibbs.

Arsenal are considering offloading Gibbs, as they feel his first-team chances will be limited next season.

Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs celebrates

The Gunners have signed Sead Kolasinac this summer, and Nacho Monreal is already ahead of him in the pecking order.

Newcastle are looking to capitalise, and are willing to spend a sizeable amount on bringing Gibbs to St. James’ Park.

Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs and Bournemouth's Simon Francis

Newcastle are keen to add another left-back this summer, with Paul Dummett currently their first-choice in that position.

Dummett is a solid option, but Rafael Benitez is keen to bring in Gibbs, who could have a key role to play.

Newcastle have already made one signing this summer - bringing in Cristian Atsu from Chelsea.

Atsu’s arrival is expected to be the first of many on Tyneside over the coming weeks.

Newcastle United's Christian Atsu has a shot

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