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AC Milan launch raid to snatch Newcastle keeper

Date: 16th January 2013 at 9:00 pm
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Newcastle fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have not had an easy time of late after the departure of star striker Demba Ba, the possible loss of tailsmanic captain Fabricio Coloccini and their lowly position in the Premier League.News from Mail Online that AC Milan are lining up a £10 million bid for Magpies’ goalkeeper Tim Krul has not helped improve the depressing mood around the dart board.

The 24-year-old Dutch international has emerged as a transfer target for the Serie A giants after impressing for the St. James’ Park club during the past few seasons and reports suggest that the San Siro outfit are preparing a £10 milllion bid to secure the Netherlands international.

Alan Pardew will be reluctant to let Krul leave given the current problems his side are faced with but a suitable replacement may be found in young England and Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland if any deal is agreed.

Butland, who featured for Team GB during the London 2012 Olympic Games, has been in impressive from the Blues in the Championship and may be available at a cut price with his club desperate to raise funds to pay off outstanding debts.

The good news for Newcastle fans is that Krul is under contract until 2017 and that could make any transfer unlikely despite continued speculation.

In some good news for Magpies fans, Newcastle United are reportedly closing in on a French defender. To find out who click here.

 

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