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Monaco set to pip Magpies to Benfica midfielder

Nicolas GaitanNewcastle fans are given more disappointing news in the Football Transfer Tavern after learning that they will be beaten by Monaco to one of their January targets.

According to talkSPORT, the French club have stepped up their pursuit of Benfica’s talented playmaker, Nicolas Gaitan, who is available at a reduced fee as his contract ends next summer.

It is believed that the Magpies have been slow in their attempts to sign the Argentinian, giving the big spenders from France a golden opportunity to snap him up.

This will be devastating news for Alan Pardew who is desperate to get things right this season at St James’ park as he is trying to improve his squad as much as he can in January.

Gaitan is valued at £15m but he will be available for a lot less due to his current situation.

And punters believe he will opt for a move to the luxury lifestyle in Monaco instead of joining the turmoil at Newcastle.

Newcastle fans. If you were to miss out on Nicolas Gaitan, who would you like to see the club sign in January? Let us know your thoughts below.

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