Newcastle United midfielder linked with exit as Steve Bruce prepares 'formal' move for £10m Liverpool man

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff is back on Udinese’s radar, according to reports in Italy.

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff last played for the first team in January. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff last played for the first team in January. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The 21-year-old held talks with the Serie A club last summer before putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal with his boyhood club.

However, Longstaff’s future is hot topic again after he made just five Premier League appearances last season – his last coming in January.

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And as per Corriere dello Sport, Udinese have reignited their interest as Longstaff weighs up his next steps.

Meanwhile, Steve Bruce will reportedly make a formal move for Liverpool defender Nathaniel Phillips.

The Sun claims Bruce will be handed a transfer war chest of £50million.

Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock tops the 60-year-old’s wishlist but Phillips is also said to be viewed as a target.

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The national newspaper adds that a formal move is being prepared for Phillips, who is rated at £10million.

He made 20 appearances under Jurgen Klopp last term whilst Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were sidelined.