Newcastle Given Big Transfer Boost As Chelsea Consider Offloading 22 Year Old If ‘Right Offer’ Arrives

Chelsea will allow Newcastle target Noni Madueke to leave if they receive the “right offer” this summer, according to TEAMtalk.

The website claim that Eddie Howe’s side have been keeping tabs on the 22-year-old’s situation since the January transfer window.

At the time, Madueke was not a regular fixture in the Blues’ team and he was reportedly willing to move on loan in order to get more game time.

The winger was used more often in the second half of the campaign but the club’s pursuit of Michael Olise has now raised more questions about his long-term future.

Chelsea have too many right-wingers

Madueke was already competing with Cole Palmer for minutes, and the potential arrival of Olise would make it even more difficult for him to get the first-team football he needs.

TEAMtalk claim that the England Under 21 international would be “willing” to go out on loan if it becomes clear that he doesn’t feature heavily in the plans of new head coach Enzo Maresca.

Newcastle are keen to recruit a player like Madueke

Ironically, the Magpies are one of three clubs (along with Chelsea and Bayern Munich) who have made formal contact with Palace about signing Olise. However, the player is expected to cost in excess of £60m.

Considering the restrictions placed on the club due to the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules, paying such a sizeable sum for a player this summer seems unrealistic. If they lose out on Olise to Chelsea, though, it may actually give them a better chance of securing Madueke’s signature.

Furthermore, with Miguel Almiron seemingly on his way out of St James’ Park, it will allow Newcastle to sign a replacement without a transfer fee being paid, helping them up free funds to strengthen other areas of the pitch.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.