It appears there are a few games being played when it comes to Radu Dragusin and Newcastle United’s interest in him, with the player set to sign a new deal at Genoa.

His agent had talked up a move to the Magpies as a possibility, but it all ended up sounding very hollow when news that a contract renewal was around the corner.

However, TuttoMercatoWeb still give some sort of hope to Newcastle with their latest article on the matter, hinting that if enough money is thrown at the Serie A side, he will be sold.

They explain that an exit in January is not something they want, because they want to avoid relegation by keeping their. Best players around.

Dragusin is an ‘essential element’ of that plan, and that’s why they want to tie him down until 2028, ‘but with a gentlemen’s agreement’.

The details are that if a proposal of ‘around €30m’ arrives for the centre-back, then he can be ‘let go’.

Therefore, if Newcastle do turn up with that amount, the player should be theirs, if he decides to agree to the transfer.