Newcastle linked with move for Bain

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for French defender Denys Bain.

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 10:39 am
Updated Friday, 23rd November 2018, 10:54 am
Rafa Benitez.

The Magpies are continuing to scout the continent for new talent, and the 25-year-old is someone who is believed to be on their radar.

Newcastle, alongside Brighton and Hove Albion, are weighting up a potential move for Le Havre centre-back Bain, according to the Sun.

Bain was on Arsenal's radar last season before Arsene Wenger left the Emirates and is out of contract at the end of the season.

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Le Havre, who play in the second tier of French football, are hoping the player signs a new deal but Bain has so far rejected their offers.

Newcastle are well-stocked with centre-halves, after the summer captures of Federico Fernandez and Fabian Schar. The duo have impressed in recent weeks, meaning captain Jamaal Lascelles faces a fight to get back into the starting line-up.

Rafa Benitez's main defensive priority in January is adding another left-back to his squad.