Newcastle have had a number of bids for Chelsea youngster Lewis Hall rejected, but another offer is in and the player is keen to make the switch.
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The 18-year-old made his Premier League debut for the Blues last season and would go on to make nine appearances in the top flight.
Hall has already shown his versatility early in his career, capable of playing at full-back and in midfield, which will be appealing to Magpies boss Eddie Howe.
Despite being given a path to the first team at Stamford Bridge and signing a new contract which runs till 2030, an exit is looking increasingly likely.
The Athletic report that Newcastle have had multiple bids turned down for Hall this summer but have another one on the table, with Chelsea wanting at least £30m for the teenager.
Helping Newcastle’s cause is the fact that Hall grew up as a Magpies fan and is keen to play for Howe, with the prospect of playing regularly and in the Champions League.
Chelsea were happy for Hall to leave on loan this season, with Crystal Palace a possible destination, not looking to sell him, but if Newcastle meet their valuation than a permanent departure will happen.
While the England Under-21 international clearly has a lot of promise, a fee of at least £30m for a player who has made just 12 first team appearances would seemingly be good business for the Blues.
Hall’s favoured position is left-back and Chelsea are well stocked in that area, with Ben Chilwell, Ian Maatsen and Marc Cucurella in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
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