Date: 9th July 2019 at 7:30am
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Newcastle could be set to sign Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

They claim the Magpies have identified the Albania international as a key target and will make a bid for the 24-year-old.

Newcastle could make the keeper their first signing of the window, they are the only team in the Premier League yet to sign a player this summer.

Last week Ayoze Perez left Tyneside with The Daily Express reporting Sean Longstaff could be the next to depart this week.

Meanwhile, The Northern Echo are reporting striker Joselu is about to sign for Alaves.

Strakosha is valued at £18million by Transfermarkt but still has three years remaining on his current contract in the Italian capital. Last season he managed 10 clean sheets in his 35 Serie A matches. claim that Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito values Strakosha at €50 million (£44.56million).

The Newcastle supporters do not believe they will see the club spending that much money on a player under the current regime.

Some took to Twitter to share their views on the news linking the keeper to the club, with many feeling confused about the club signing players in positions that are well stocked.

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