Newcastle plotting Chelsea transfer raid with triple swoop for Ziyech, Gallagher & Loftus-Cheek

Newcastle United have their sights set on three Chelsea stars and are planning a triple transfer swoop on their Premier League rivals.

WHAT’S HAPPENING? Newcastle United are considering approaches for as many as three Chelsea players this January transfer window, according to The Telegraph. The Magpies are said to be interested in signing Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek AND Hakim Ziyech from the Blues.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: While Chelsea are reluctant to sell Gallagher and Loftus-Cheek as a result of an ongoing midfield injury crisis, it is believed they would be open to parting with forward Ziyech, who has struggled to nail down a starting place. Newcastle’s priority is a midfielder, though, and Gallagher is a long-term target of head of recruitment Steve Nickson.