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Newcastle United winger Valentino Lazaro is said to be desperate for a starting place in Steve Bruce’s side, by the Shields Gazette.

Lazaro joined Newcastle in January, but he has mainly been used as a rotational option so far.

Lazaro scored for Newcastle against Bournemouth recently, but was only picked to start from the bench against West Ham United last weekend.

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RB Leipzig, who will compete in next year’s Champions League, are now said to be monitoring the situation carefully, and if Newcastle don’t make a move, they will look to swoop in. 

The German side feel that Lazaro could make a smart addition, and the Shields Gazette claim that he could be available for £20 million. 

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Lazaro may find that move appeals, but he is also reportedly open to staying at Newcastle if Bruce decides to make a bid.

The Inter Milan loanee may get his chance to start tomorrow, when the Magpies take on Manchester City, as Bruce has already confirmed that Allan Saint-Maximin will be rested. 

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