The Northern Echo have claimed that Newcastle United are rivalling Atletico Madrid, Real Betis and Sevilla are interested in signing Marseille right-back Bouna Sarr this summer – after an excellent 2019-20 campaign.

Sarr, 28, was a crucial part of the Marseille side that finished second in France’s top tier last season under Andre Villas-Boas – before the season was cut short. He had a hand in five goals during his 32 appearances.

Marseille have qualified for the Champions League but that has not stopped Newcastle from becoming interested in the uncapped Frenchman. It is believed Sarr would cost a relatively cheap £13.5million.