Report: Newcastle are set to sign Kyle Scott from Chelsea

Rafa Benitez manager of Newcastle United gives a thumbs up as he celebrates victory and promotion after the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St...

Chelsea youngster Kyle Scott could reportedly join Premier League rivals Newcastle United when his contract at Stamford Bridge expires.

Kyle Scott of Chelsea during the FA Cup 5th Round match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on February 16, 2018 in London, England.

Newcastle United could be set to sign Kyle Scott when his contract at Chelsea expires at the end of this month, according to the Sun.

A Bath-born midfielder is expected to be on the move this summer after failing to break into the Chelsea first-team during an 11-year stay in West London.

Scott, who has represented England, the Republic of Ireland and the United States at youth level, has played just once for the Blues – coming off the bench in a 4-0 FA Cup thrashing of Hull City in February 2018.

 

According to the Sun, the 21-year-old could be on his way to Newcastle when he becomes a free agent with Magpies boss Rafa Benitez ready to take a chance on a versatile and technically gifted central midfielder.

The report adds that Scott too is interested in a move to St James’ Park as he looks to kick-start a career which has stalled at Stamford Bridge.

Kyle Scott of Chelsea scores during the Premier League 2 between Arsenal and Chelsea U23's  at London Colney on March 17, 2018 in St Albans, England.

The youngster played 14 games on loan at Dutch second division side Telstar last season but he will be desperate to finally prove himself in the Premier League.

He could get that chance at Newcastle, who are expected to lose both Isaac Hayden and Mo Diame over the summer.

Jon Toral of Hull City is slide tackled by Kyle Scott of Chelsea during the FA Cup 5th Round match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on February 16, 2018 in London, England.

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