Newcastle United are ‘considering’ a move for Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas this month and have been in contact with the French side about a move.
That’s according to RMC Sport, who say the Magpies initial approach to PSG has been ‘turned down’ at this moment in time.
The French news outlet explain that Newcastle are ‘aiming high’ during this window, and while they’ve struggled to get the big deals over the line so far, that’s not stopping them trying.
They continued that this week when they ‘called’ PSG to find out if a transfer for Navas was ‘feasible’. Unfortunately for them, it is not, with the Parisians having ‘closed the door’ to a departure for the Costa Rican goalkeeper.
PSG are keen to finish the season with both Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma sharing the goalkeeping position, with the pair sharing responsibilities equally this season.
They don’t want to change that, and so, when Newcastle came calling to ask about Navas this week, they were given a short and definitive no.
Navas’ stance on the matter isn’t mentioned, but it’s hard to see him pushing to leave PSG for a relegation battle with Newcastle any time soon, regardless.
It might be different if he had been supplanted by Donnarumma, but that is not the case, and it seems Eddie Howe and his team would do well to look elsewhere if they want to find a new number one this month.