According to a recent report from leading football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United are interested in signing former Liverpool defender Ozan Kabak.
Despite enjoying a decent loan spell with the Reds during the second half of last season, the option to sign the Turkey international on a permanent deal was not taken up by manager Jurgen Klopp.
Now back with his parent club, Schalke, who were recently relegated to Germany’s second-tier, Kabak’s long-term future continues to be speculated.
According to Romano Italian side Torino are keen to offer the defender an escape from his Schalke nightmare.
However, interestingly, the Serie A side could face some competition from the Magpies, who are understood to be keeping a close eye on the player’s developing transfer situation.
Torino have made a bid to sign former Liverpool centre back Özan Kabak. €1.5m loan fee plus buy option, Schalke refused as they want permanent deal. Talks on. ??? #transfers
Newcastle are also interested in Kabak but no official bid yet.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 23, 2021