Newcastle United are among the clubs to have shown interest in Fenerbahçe goalkeeper Altay Bayındır.
Having joined the Yellow Canaries from Ankaragücü in 2019, the 23-year-old continues to impress for his current club.
Vítor Pereira’s side are on top of the table after eight matches and the custodian started in all those fixtures, conceding six goals and keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Down their own end, the Magpies are yet to register a league win and have conceded 16 goals in the Premier League.
Steve Bruce has rotated between Freddie Woodman and Karl Darlow, while the duo are joined by Martin Dúbravka in the squad.
According to A Spor, the Tyneside club ‘insistently want’ Bayındır to replace one of Darlow or Dúbravka at St James’ Park, and it’s said Newcastle have ‘given’ €17m for the Süper Lig keeper.
Unfortunately, the Turkey international has a contract until 2023 and Fenerbahçe will demand a figure in excess of €17m to let Bayındır leave, otherwise, he will continue in Istanbul.
Apart from Bruce’s side, clubs in the Serie A and the Eredivisie have the player on their radar.
Sabah have relayed claims made by A Spor, explaining Newcastle are preparing an offer, and provide further information on this case.
It’s claimed Newcastle officials have knocked on Fenerbahçe’s door for a possible transfer in January, but the Turkish club are finding it difficult to cut ties with Bayındır midway through the season.
Fener, however, could give a ‘positive response’ next summer, provided there is a ‘serious offer’ for the goalkeeper.