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'Understand...' - Journalist shares Newcastle news he's now 'been told' on 'unstoppable' target

Transfer Tavern logo Transfer Tavern 23/06/2022 Adam Clancy
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Bundesliga reporter Stefan Bienkowski has revealed the latest transfer news that he’s ‘been told’ on reported Newcastle United target Moussa Diaby.

The Lowdown: Interest

It has been reported for some time that the St. James’ Park outfit hold an ‘interest’ in signing Diaby this summer, and he is ‘not unsellable’ for Bayer Leverkusen.

However, he could cost up to ‘€70m’ (£60.3m), which would smash the club-record £40m fee that they paid for Joelinton back in 2019.

The Latest: Offer made

Taking to Twitter, Bienkowski has revealed that the North East club are the only English side to have made an ‘offer’ for Diaby, although the winger is not interested in a move to Tyneside and is not pushing to leave Leverkusen:

“As I understand it, Newcastle are the only English team to have made an offer for Bayer Leverkusen forward Moussa Diaby.

“However, I’ve also been told the player isn’t interested in a move to St James Park and isn’t pushing for an exit from Leverkusen either.”

The Verdict: Big blow

It is certainly a big blow to hear that Diaby is not interested in a move to the Magpies.

He scored no fewer than 17 goals and made a further 14 assists in total over all competitions last season (Transfermarkt), impressive numbers indeed for a winger.

The Frenchman has been praised by German media for his ‘amazing’ dribbling, ‘irresistible’ pace and ‘astonishing’ speed of thought, and he was even dubbed ‘unstoppable’ after scoring one goal and setting up another in a thumping 4-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach last term (Bundesliga).

Nonetheless, it looks as if the Toon will now have to look at other targets if they want to strengthen out wide this window.

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