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Newcastle United’s reported quest to sign Lucas Hernandez from Bayern Munich has received a boost.

According to a recent report in Bild, Newcastle are interested in signing Hernandez from German giants Bayern in the summer transfer window.

The Magpies have reportedly been tipped to make a move for the France international defender once the takeover by Saudi Arabia’s PIF goes through.

TZ has now reported that Bayern have already offered the 24-year-old to several top European clubs, and have used him in their negotiations to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City as well.

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Encouraging for Newcastle United

That Bayern are reportedly open to selling Hernandez in the summer transfer window will be encouraging for Newcastle.

The defender has not had a great time at Bayern this season following his move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019 for a transfer fee reported by ESPN to be worth €80 million (£71.97 million).

The Frenchman has had injury issues, but there is no doubt that he is a very good defender who will get better in the coming years, as he is just 24.

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