Newcastle United tried and failed to sign Scott McTominay in January, and are now going to make a fresh move for the Manchester United midfielder.
While he is not a high profile name, McTominay is a player who has been tentatively linked with joining the Magpies ever since Eddie Howe became manager.
Newcastle appeared to step up their interest in the Scotland international at the start of the year, and it was claimed that he was keen on a move to Tyneside. However, Man United said no and McTominay remained at Old Trafford.
But Newcastle have been willing to revisit former targets from previous windows ever since the change of ownership, and that appears to be the plan with McTominay.
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The Telegraph have provided a lot of information about Newcastle’s interest in McTominay, and believe that a summer bid will be forthcoming.
They state that Howe, Dan Ashworth and Steve Nickson are all in agreement that he would be a good addition to the squad as he adds something different to what Newcastle already have.
There is hope that Manchester United will be more willing to sell McTominay in the summer, as Erik ten Hag looks to raise funds for his own incomings.
Most interestingly, the Telegraph state that Newcastle believe the 26-year-old is someone who can still improve as a player and would benefit from working under Howe.
Bruno Guimaraes moved further up the pitch
The report adds that Newcastle would use McTominay to sit in front of the defence as a deep lying playmaker.
That role is currently occupied by Bruno Guimaraes, but a deal for McTominay would allow the Brazilian to play higher up the pitch where he could be even more influential.
It has been reported for a long time that Howe wants to push Bruno further forward, but he has been unable to do that during the current campaign. That could change next season if McTominay signs on the dotted line and joins the real United.