NEWCASTLE are keeping tabs on former Manchester United and Everton star Marouane Fellaini, reports suggest.
According to La Derniere Heure, Shandong Luneng ace Fellaini is among the Magpies’ top targets as manager Eddie Howe wishes to strengthen in the middle of the park.
Former Manchester United and Everton star Marouane Fellaini has been linked with NewcastleCredit: Getty
However, the Toon are facing competition from Turkish giants Galatasaray and Besiktas, who are also looking to sign the midfielder during the January transfer window.
The former Belgium international has also attracted interest from clubs in Qatar and Dubai this month.
The 34-year-old carries tremendous Premier League experience as he spent 11 years in the English top flight.
The Belgian joined Everton from Standard Liege in 2008 and scored 33 goals in 177 appearances across all competitions.
Fellaini left the Toffees in 2013 to reunite with his former manager David Moyes at Old Trafford.
The versatile midfielder amassed a total of 22 goals and 12 assists in 177 matches with the Red Devils.
Newcastle have started strong in this year’s January transfer window as their new mega-rich owners are looking to save the team from relegation.
The Tyneside giants have already landed Kieran Trippier following a £12million deal with Atletico Madrid.
Trippier became the first ever signing of the club’s new Saudi era and more are expected to follow.
⚽ Read our Football news live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals