May 19, 2024

Dragusin meeting
The agent of Genoa centre-back Radu Dragusin claims he has previously held a meeting with Newcastle United representatives over a prospective transfer. The Romania international’s move to the Serie A side from Juventus was made permanent this summer, and agent Florin Manea admits the figures demanded means it is more likely that the 21-year-old’s next destination will be the Premier League.

He told TV Play via Sport Witness: “It’s not an offer from Newcastle, I’ve had meetings with both Newcastle and other teams. Genoa would only sell him for an offer higher than €30 million.

Manea added: “I wouldn’t like it [return to Juventus], but he doesn’t know. In life you never know, even if Genoa will certainly ask for a lot of money for him. He still has a lot of room for improvement. He is aware that he’s now at 85% of his potential.

Radu Dragusin of Romania

Radu Dragusin of Romania

 

“Will Dragusin leave Italy? Probably. AC Milan and Inter have also asked, but [for] those figures, he can only go to Premier League teams.”

Gallagher discusses
In recent transfer windows, the Magpies have been connected with Conor Gallagher, yet rumors say they have always balked at Chelsea’s asking price. The former Crystal Palace loanee was the subject of further speculation in the summer, but has since established himself as a regular starter for Mauricio Pochettino.

Newcastle and Tottenham are said to be interested in the 23-year-old midfielder, but the Blues intend to initiate contract discussions with him in January. Gallagher is thought to be ‘open’ to the possibility of a fresh contract at Stamford Bridge.

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