This week the Portuguese media reported Newcastle United are pushing ahead of others for Sporting defender Ousmane Diomande.

A full page article in A Bola explained that the Magpies have made contact with an effort to find out how much of a discount they can get from the 20-year-old’s €80m buyout clause.

Obviously, it’s worth a go from Newcastle but it’s unlikely they could get that below €60m, especially given the competition.

Therefore, due to financial constraints it makes sense for Eddie Howe’s side to also be considering other options.

This month it’s been reported already that Newcastle have a proposal ready to sign Dean Huijsen, with similar claims continuing right up until and including this week. The Magpies are thought to be ready to pay €30m.

The 19-year-old defender is on loan at AS Roma from Juventus. He was born in the Netherlands but has chosen to represent Spain at youth level, which he can do having moved to the country as a child.

Thursday’s edition of Corriere Torino goes over players who Juventus could sell this summer… and they’re banking on youngsters going so they can keep more senior players and add further.

That would seem strange for a UK audience, because here bringing talented youngsters through is seen as essential and something fans value hugely.

Not quite so much in Italy, with Inter Milan also looking to sell youngsters this summer.

Corriere Torino say Huijsen is one of the prime options despite being considered ‘the defender of the future’. Juventus value him at around €30m, which seems fortunate for Newcastle.

Matias Soulé, an attacking midfielder form Argentina, is another Juventus will consider selling, and Newcastle are thought to be interested in him too.

Top Serie A clubs selling off their very talented youngsters to finance deals and contracts for players aged 30 and above looks like a great market for the Magpies and others to exploit this summer.