Ex-Chelsea boss wants ‘generation’ talent wanted by Newcastle & Spurs

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Newcastle United and Tottenham face more competition for the signing of Belgian talent Charles de Ketelaere this summer, with Lazio now in the running for the youngster.

According to Gazzetta dello SportMaurizio Sarri’s side are big fans of the Club Brugge star and the former Chelsea manager has targeted the attacker as a possible replacement for Luis Alberto this summer.

The Italian manager has had a difficult first season in Rome with Lazio and in the upcoming transfer window numerous key players could leave the Serie A side to raise funds for a major squad rebuild, with De Ketelaere identified as a priority target.

However, Lazio are not alone in their interest in De Ketelaere. As reported by CalcioMercato and Voetbal NieuwsBoth Newcastle and Tottenham are interested in the 21-year-old talent who has been the breakthrough player in Belgium’s top flight this season.

The versatile striker has registered 17 goals and nine assists in all competitions for Brugge and with a reported asking price of €40m (£34m) De Ketelaere could be keenly interested in the Red Devils international this summer.

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With Lazio now in the running for De Ketelaere, Newcastle and Tottenham could do their job this summer as regular Serie A football is a tempting prospect for a player looking to move up to a top-five league this year.

Newcastle and Tottenham could lose De Ketelaere’s race against Lazio

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Hailed as a ‘generational talent’ by TuttoMercatoWeb, De Ketelaere’s future this summer is difficult to predict but given Lazio’s urge to sign the youngster against Newcastle and Tottenham, there is a strong chance that the youngster will head to the Eternal City this year will travel.

After all, Lazio are keen to sign De Ketelaere to replace one of their key players in Alberto and while Newcastle and Tottenham are interested in the 21-year-old, the recent lack of reports could suggest they are keen to sign him forward is dead.

In other news, the £6.5m Liverpool-sold forward crushes Firmino, 9 months after leaving Anfield

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