Newcastle held talks over signing ‘new Varane’ for £33m, however the deal seems to be off

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Newcastle United have been chasing a deal for Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile – however an damage could now rule out a January switch.

The Express report that Newcastle have held ‘formal discussions’ over a deal to signal defender Badiashile this month.

The huge drawback now could be that Badiashile picked up a ‘muscle injury’ towards Nantes on the weekend.

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It’s now acknowledged that Newcastle are unlikely to go forward with a deal for Badiashile after studying about this damage, with the Magpies needing prompt impression gamers.

L’Equipe back up this claim, suggesting {that a} €40million (£33million) deal is now at risk due to the damage.

Badiashile, 20, is seen as a substitute for Sven Botman. Both are huge and athletic defenders, however importantly left-footed too.

Eddie Howe clearly desires a left-footed centre again at Newcastle having seen Nathan Ake thrive for him at Bournemouth.

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Badiashile, branded the ‘new Raphael Varane’ in 2020, is taken into account to have an enormous future forward of him.

This would have been an enormous coup for Newcastle, however that damage seems to have come on the worst attainable time.

Expect Newcastle to focus their consideration elsewhere now, with Badiashile unlikely to affix.

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