Newcastle United have ‘already been interested’ in Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga and Paris Saint-Germain’s Georginio Wijnaldum, according to

In the first transfer window with the backing of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in January, the Magpies focused on signings to help them avoid getting relegated from the Premier League.

With only one defeat in the last five league matches, they have climbed to 14th position in the table.

The focus will be shifted for the next window and it’s said Eddie Howe’s side are ‘willing to invest whatever it takes’ [while complying to Financial Fair Play laws] to ‘make Newcastle a champion team’. For this, they are looking at the Chelsea goalkeeper and the PSG midfielder.

Thomas Tuchel relied upon Kepa when first-choice keeper, Edouard Mendy, was away on international duty with Senegal. Although the Spaniard impressed in Mendy’s absence, he has not managed to oust the latter for a place in the Blues starting XI.

Therefore, state Kepa would ‘seek a way out’ of Chelsea after this season and the Tyneside club would be a ‘very good option’ for him.

Wijnaldum, who left Liverpool as a free agent to join PSG last summer, has struggled in Paris. He not only knows the Premier League well, but also Newcastle as well, as he spent one season at St James’ Park before joining the Reds in 2016.

The lack of minutes for the custodian and the Dutchman at Chelsea and PSG respectively would be the reason for them wanting to change clubs in the summer. With Newcastle interested in both players, the Magpies could be an interesting option for the duo.