Mercato: after Tonali, Newcastle target Theo Hernandez and Chiesa
On the verge of acquiring Sandro Tonali, Newcastle are hoping to recruit two other Serie A players: Theo Hernandez (AC Milan) and Federico Chiesa (Juventus Turin).
The summer mercato is gathering pace, particularly in the Premier League, where clubs are starting to break out the checkbook. Third in the latest English championship and qualified for the next Champions League, Newcastle have completed the transfer of Sandro Tonali (AC Milan) according to several corroborating sources. A transfer estimated at 80 million euros, including bonuses.
Milan demand more than €80m for Theo Hernandez
However, according to Sky Italia, the Magpies have no intention of stopping there, and are also targeting French international Théo Hernandez, who is also being pursued by his former club Atlético Madrid. The deal is still far from complete, with AC Milan demanding in excess of €80 million for the 25-year-old left-back, and probably even more than €100 million according to this source.
Still according to the Italian media, Newcastle have also made enquiries about Italian striker Federico Chiesa (25), who also appeals to Aston Villa, who are prepared to offer €60 million. However, Juventus Turin's Italian international is reportedly not keen on the Villans. It remains to be seen whether he will be tempted by the Magpies.