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Newcastle enter Premier League race for Ndiaye

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Newcastle and West Ham could be set to go head-to-head to secure the transfer of Osmanlispor midfielder Badou Ndiaye this summer, according to Sky Sports

The sports broadcaster claim on the live transfer blog on their website (12:36) that the Magpies have joined the Hammers in the hunt for his signing, with Slaven Bilic’s side having been heavily linked with a move by numerous outlets this summer.

They also report that Osmanlispor say that they have agreed a “deal in principle” with an English club, although stop short of confirming who.

The Daily Mail claimed on Sunday that West Ham were in a battle with Crystal Palace for the 26-year-old, stating that his club were looking for a fee of £8.5million.

However, reputed West Ham news website Claret and Hugh claim that there is no interest from their club in Ndiaye, meaning that Rafael Benitez’s side could be in a one-horse race for his signing.

If he did make the move to Tyneside he would become the third arrival through the doors of St James’ Park this summer, with Christian Atsu and Florian Lejeune arriving from Chelsea and Eibar respectively.

A versatile attacking midfielder, with an ability to play on the right flank, Ndiaye made 42 appearances for the Turkish side on the way to a 12th placed finish last season, scoring seven goals and chipping in with three assists.

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