Over the past week or so, there’s been a sudden spike in the number of players linked to Newcastle United, who were recently purchased by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

Various players across Europe are already named as Magpies targets, including multiple options from Italy.

Two days ago, Tuttosport came up with a report, pushing forward five Serie A players for the Tyneside club and among them was Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozović.

The midfielder’s contract expires at the end of the current season. He is represented by his father, Ivan, and the agent, along with the family’s trusted lawyer will meet the Nerazzurri leaders today to discuss the renewal.

That’s according to Tuttosport, who add the 28-year-old is happy, especially with his life off the pitch.

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The Croatia international’s entourage are demanding a four-year deal worth €6-6.5m per season. They don’t have a plan to decrease their demands, while Simone Inzaghi’s side don’t intend to accept these terms straight away.

Although Inter want to a solution ‘as soon as possible’, the report states more meetings are needed for both parties to reach an agreement. Until Brozović signs a new deal, Newcastle will continue to monitor his situation.

Should there be a ‘negative turn’ in the negotiations, the Premier League side will be ‘ready to sniff out the deal’ by offering big wages to the player. Inter must be aware, because Newcastle are ready to pounce if given an opportunity.