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Report: Newcastle United open talks to sign Alassane Plea

Newcastle United are reportedly the latest Premier League club to have contacted Ligue 1 side Nice regarding the availability of Alassane Plea.

Newcastle United have entered talks with Nice over the summer signing of French forward Alassane Plea, according to a report.

Plea is also rumoured to be a target for fellow Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Fulham.

West Ham are said to have already had an offer of up to £27m knocked back, and Sky Sports News suggests that Newcastle have now entered the race.

The 27-year-old missed Nice's first day of pre-season training on Monday in an apparent bid to force through a move, but the French side are refusing to sell on the cheap.

Former Lyon man Plea scored 21 times in Ligue 1 last season to help the Eagles to an eighth-place finish.


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2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
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12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
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14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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