Newcastle have had a long-standing interest in Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller, but a report today claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United are monitoring the player.
Whether the Magpies are still considering the forward for a summer approach, is open to question. But if they are, Manchester United’s potential interest could complicate matters.
The report stresses that Solskjaer has not made a formal approach, but any speculation regarding a move to the North West could be enough to turn the player’s head.
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Like Newcastle, the Red Devils are on the look out for a new striker, with Romelu Lukaku’s anticipated departure leaving the 13-time Premier League champions short of personnel up top.
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With Newcastle looking less likely to bring Salomon Rondon back to Tyneside, they will be looking to bring in a top quality replacement, in a bid to appease disgruntled fans.
They have been linked with Brazilian striker Joelinton recently, but Haller is also someone that Benitez seems to hold in high regard.
But with Newcastle’s managerial picture looking no clearer, other clubs have been able to steal a march on the dithering Magpies.