Report claims Newcastle interest in Celtic target Charly Musonda

General Views of St James' Park before the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United and Celtic are reportedly interested in signing Charly Musonda from Chelsea in the January transfer window.

Charly Musonda of Chelsea celebrates after scoring during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on September 19, 2017 in London,...

Newcastle United are interested in signing Charly Musonda from Chelsea in the January transfer window, according to The Scottish Sun.

It has been reported that Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez tracked Musonda last summer and is interested in the talented youngster.


Celtic are also claimed to be interested in signing the 21-year-old attacker on a loan deal in the January transfer window.

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Charly Musonda (L) shoots past Nottingham Forest's Irish goalkeeper Stephen Henderson (R) but fails to score during the English League Cup third round football...

According to The Scottish Sun, Chelsea will want guarantees of first-team football for the Belgium Under-21 international, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, and Celtic could offer that, as they also have Europa League football after Christmas.

Iker Casillas of Porto reacts during the Primeira Liga match between Sporting CP and Porto at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 1, 2017 in Lisbon, Lisboa.

Meanwhile, according to Mundo Deportivo, Deportivo La Coruna are interested in signing Iker Casillas from FC Porto in the January transfer window.

Earlier this month, The Daily Mail claimed that Newcastle, who are struggling for survival in the Premier League at the moment, are interested in recruiting the former Real Madrid goalkeeper in January.

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