Newcastle United ‘make shock approach for Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey’ – rivalling Tottenham and Bayern Munich’s interest in the £50m-rated star

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  • The Villains reportedly need to raise funds before the end of June 
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Newcastle United have reportedly made an approach for Aston Villa star Jacob Ramsey.

The midfielder has impressed at Villa Park in recent seasons and has made 10 Premier League apperances so far this campaign as his side sit fourth in the league.

The 22-year-old is said to be catching the attention of clubs in both England and Europe as Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich has also ‘made their admiration for Ramsey clear’.

If Villa decide to let their academy graduate leave before June, a bidding war could therefore generate to increase his price. 

This is according the The Athletic, with the report stating that Aston Villa must raise funds by the end of June to stay compliant with profit and sustainability rules.

Newcastle United have reportedly made an approach for Aston Villa star Jacob Ramsey

Eddie Howe is keen for midfield reinforcements after Sandro Tonali's ban from football

Eddie Howe is keen for midfield reinforcements after Sandro Tonali’s ban from football

Unai Emery's side value Ramsey as a key player but could be forced into a sale before June

Unai Emery’s side value Ramsey as a key player but could be forced into a sale before June

However, the report continues to state that as Ramsey has established himself as a key player, a saye would ‘ideally not be a consideration’.

Despite this, interested sides believe that offers of over £50 million would be taken under consideration for the midfielder.

Newcastle are keen to bring in reinforcements in the middle of the pitch, having seen summer signing Sandro Tonali handed a 10-month ban over illegal betting. 

A deal for Ramsey may be a tricky one to do with just days left of the winter transfer window, however. 

The Athletic finalise by revealing that there are other ways in which Aston Villa could raise money to stay compliant with profit and sustainability rules if they do not wish to sell their star. 

One way for this could be through the sale of Chelsea-linked Jhon Duran, with the report continuing to reveal the Blues’ further interest. 

 Mauricio Pochettino’s side are said to be admirers of the 20-year-old and have discussed a possible deal.

Duran is currently injured and this could complicate any potential deal, but not rule out a transfer as Chelsea see him as a talent for the future. 

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