KEY POINTS

  • Newcastle United’s chances of signing Marcelo Brozovic do not look promising
  • Brozovic seems to prefer to stay with Inter Milan
  • The Magpies are expected to chase other targets in the January transfer window

Newcastle United may have the money to spend, a reason why the Magpies are expected to start reeling in players this January transfer window. 

One target linked to Tyneside is Marcelo Brozovic.

According to a report from Calciomercato, Newcastle is ready to offer the 29-year-old midfielder a contract where the Croatian would earn £115,000' $153, 000)-a-week.

Brozovic is set to become a free agent at the end of this season with his current contract with Inter Milan set to expire in the summer.

The interest in Brozovic is understandable. He is one of the best central midfielders right now playing in Europe.

He has yet to get a renewed lease from I Nerazzurri, but it appears that the Croatian is willing to wait until his contract expires.

Brozovic is allegedly not keen to make the jump to St. James’ Park and remains hopeful of possibly striking a new deal with Inter Milan.  

However, it is also possible that the Croatian would prefer to join a team where he could be part of a championship.

Newcastle may have the funds to spare but may need time before they can evolve into a contender.

He was a vital cog in Inter Milan’s Serie A title conquest last season. He continues to do so this season, but his contract--which expires in seven months--has spurred questions about his stay at Giuseppe Meazza.

With their chances on Brozovic holding now promise, the best Magpies manager Eddie Howe can do right now is skim the market for other available talents.

The Magpies have been linked to several names. Aside from Brozovic, it was reported in a previous post that Newcastle United is also keeping tabs on the situation of another player on an expiring deal in Boubacar Kamara of Olympique de Marseille.

Marcelo Brozovic of FC Internazionale Marcelo Brozovic of FC Internazionale Photo: Getty Images | Emmanuele Ciancaglini/CPS Images

Kamara is an interesting target as he can play different positions.

The only problem the Magpies face is that there are other teams like Juventus and AC Milan that monitor the situation of the 21-year-old Frenchman.

The only known fact now is that Kamara plans to move to another team, having told Marseille of his plans to leave the club once his contract runs out.