Newcastle United may have received a boost in their reported pursuit of Sampdoria defender Omar Colley.
A new report from Club Doria 46 has claimed that the Serie A club could now be forced to cash in on the 28-year-old rock in order to alleviate some financial pressure they are currently under.
Apparently they are €14.7 million (£12.7 million) in the red, and need to make some player sales this summer.
Colley recently signed a new deal with the club, but given this new claim, that might have simply been in order to increase the player’s value.
Newcastle were linked with Colley back in January (TMW), and the club are expected to try and strengthen their backline this summer.
Apparently he has been having a really good season, with Club Doria describing him as ‘excellent’.
As things currently stand, Newcastle will be losing Federico Fernandez this summer, and there is also yet to be any movement on contract extension for Fabian Schar.
This development should given Newcastle the encouragement to push for Colley, who would make a tremendous difference to the defence.
If Sampdoria find themselves in a position whereby they need to cash in on assets, then Newcastle could potentially pick up themselves a bargain.
Colley is a warrior at the back who can also play out, and the Magpies should be looking to beat Leeds United to his signature.