Steve Bruce wants to bring the young Chelsea right-back Reece James to Newcastle United on loan, according to The Sun on Sunday (October 27, page 61).
The newspaper claims the Newcastle manager is plotting an ambitious move for James, who has played five times for Chelsea this season.
It adds, however, that Bruce is willing to give the teenager, who excelled while at Wigan Athletic last season, the stage to play every week and will put his case to the Blues ahead of the January transfer window.
James was linked to a succession of clubs throughout the summer period, and is said to have several other admirers.
But that, nor the likelihood of Chelsea retaining the versatile player, will not stop Bruce enquiring, according to The Sun on Sunday, as he seeks to address a position which has been occupied by as many as three Newcastle players this season.
Bruce has previously spoken about missing the presence of Mohamed Diame in central midfield - a problem that could also be solved by James.
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