Newcastle United are in talks to sign Chelsea winger Christian Atsu on a permanent deal, as per Sky Sports’ Keith Downie.
Twitter: Newcastle are in talks with Christian Atsu about making his season-long loan from Chelsea permanent for £6.2m – could be first summer buy. (@SkySports_Keith)
The Ghanaian international spent last season on loan at St James’ Park and it looks like he impressed Rafa Benitez enough for the Spaniard to fork out £6.8million to keep him.
Atsu joined Chelsea in 213 but has yet to feature for them and has spent time on loan at , Everton, Bournemouth, Malaga and Newcastle and it looks like he may well be set to leave the London club for good.
The 25-year-old made 35 appearances last season for Newcastle in all competitions, scoring five goals in the process and whilst his form was a bit up and down, it looks like Benitez was impressed enough to want to keep him around.
Chelsea are likely to sanction a move for the winger so it will be be a case of him agreeing personal terms.