Ever since it was announced Newcastle United were on the verge of being sold to a new consortium, big names have been linked.

We’ve seen the likes of Dries Mertens and Paulo Dybala being sent to St James’ Park, and while they could very well be convinced with a lot of money, it still seems unlikely at this moment in time.

What isn’t completely inconceivable, however, is for a young, talented player to come in and play regular first-team football in the Premier League.

That’s what could happen with Paris Saint-Germain’s Tanguy Kouassi, who has been one of the breakthrough prospects under Thomas Tuchel this season, as Le10 Sport are reporting Newcastle are ‘monitoring with great attention’ the 17-year-old’s situation.

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While the Ligue 1 champions would like him to sign his first professional contract, no deal has been agreed just yet, and the prospect of picking him up has ‘alerted’ the Magpies, as well as other clubs around Europe.

For example, Le10 Sport relay what RMC Sport’s Loïc Tanzi has said in the past, which is that RB Leipzig are ‘very confident’ of signing the youngster.

However, we all know money talks, and if Newcastle can put together an attractive package, both on and off the field, for Kouassi, there’s no reason why they couldn’t compete with the Bundesliga side.