It was back in January 2023 that Newcastle United started being linked to Lille defender Tiago Djaló. Back then, it was claimed the Magpies were ‘ready to offer’ around €20m to get his signing done.

By March this year, the player suffered a cruciate ligament rupture, and that basically ended any chances of a summer move, as that required surgery and a long recovery.

It turns out that as Calcio Mercato now writes about Djaló, they say he’s back in the market, and that could give Newcastle a new chance to sign him.

The outlet writes that the defender wants to leave Lille in January, six months before the end of his contract, and that’s a ‘request’ from him.

Inter Milan, whose plan was to sign him next summer, now analyse whether they can anticipate his arrival by finding an agreement with the French club.

It’s claimed that just €5m would be needed for a deal with Lille, but the big factor here is that the Nerazzurri hadn’t been expecting to spend that amount in the winter.

That would certainly give Newcastle a chance for a bargain deal, especially because the Magpies should have much bigger resources than Inter Milan in case it comes to a mini-auction.