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Tottenham & Newcastle United Target England Goalkeeper

Newcastle want to re-sign Fraser Forster to replace unsettled Tim Krul, while Spurs could move for the 26-year-old if they lose Hugo Lloris this summer.

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Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, according to the Daily Star.

The English stopper, 26, began his a career at Newcastle, but left to join Celtic in July 2012 after failing to make a single senior appearance for the Tyneside club.

Since heading north, Forster has enhanced his reputation significantly.

He has kept 20 clean sheets in 34 league games for Celtic this season and was handed his senior England debut in November’s 2-0 defeat to Chile at Wembley.

Newcastle already have a talented goalkeeper on their books, but Tim Krul is reportedly unsettled at St James’ Park and is likely to move on this summer.

The fact that Forster is under contract at Parkhead until June 2016, coupled with his fine form, means that Celtic would be unwilling to sell him for less than £6m.

Newcastle are understood to be happy to meet that valuation, but they could struggle to land Forster if they have to compete for his signature with Tottenham, who are also impressed by the Hexham-born keeper.

Like the Magpies, Spurs are content with their current number one, but, with the North London club poised to miss out on Champions League qualification, ambitious Hugo Lloris could be in line for a transfer too.

Mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain are among a host of clubs monitoring Lloris’ situation.

If Newcastle do fail to re-sign Forster, they could switch their attention to PSV’s Jeroen Zoet.


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