Report: Newcastle set to move for Juventus's Rogerio after Lukaku deal collapsed

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Juventus's Serie A starlet Rogerio could be on his way to the Premier League with Newcastle United linked.

(R)Khouma Babacar of US Sassuolo celebrates his goal with Rogerio during the serie A match between US Sassuolo and Genoa CFC at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on September 2, 2018 in...

Newcastle United have thrown themselves into the mix to sign Juventus left-back Rogerio after their deal for Jordan Lukaku collapsed over the weekend, according to the Mirror (28 January, page 45).

It is no secret that the Magpies are hoping to sign a left-sided defender before Thursday’s transfer deadline and they had agreed to sign Belgium international Lukaku on loan from Lazio last week.

But, according to Sky Sports, the 24-year-old’s proposed move to St James’ Park fell apart on medical grounds.

 

And the Mirror is reporting that Newcastle have now turned their attention to 20-year-old Rogerio, who has shone on loan at Sassuolo from Serie A champions Juve this season.

A highly-rated and attack-minded Brazilian, the report claims that Newcastle will face competition from Premier League rivals Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

(L-R) Valon Behrami of Udinese copetes for the ball with Rogerio of US Sassuolo during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and Udinese at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on December...

Newcastle would have to pay big with Rogerio understood to be valued at £12million.

But maybe Mike Ashley could be persuaded to invest by the prospect of a future profit on a player who appears to have the world at his feet.

Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo and Sassuolo player Rogerio during the serie A match between Juventus and US Sassuolo at Allianz Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

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