Allan Saint Maximin: Newcastle Star Could Be Sold to Raise Funds With Chelsea, Tottenham Possible Destinations

Allan Saint Maximin: Newcastle Star Could Be Sold to Raise Funds With Chelsea, Tottenham Possible Destinations

  • Allan Saint-Maximin is said to be intrigued by the prospect of earning higher wages elsewhere, with Chelsea and Tottenham interested
  • The talented dribbler's sale could raise funds for Newcastle to pursue other top targets, but head coach Eddie Howe won't want to lose his key player
  • Newcastle is currently the richest club in the world but have to cap their spending or balance their books in line with Fair Play Rules

Newcastle's fan favourite Allan Saint-Maximin has thrown the club's transfer plans into doubt, with reports intimating that he is considering higher wages from other clubs.

Newcastle had not planned to sell their star player this summer. Despite the wealthy financial takeover at Newcastle, the club still has to conform to Financial Fair Play Rules.

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Callum Wilson celebrates with Allan Saint-Maximin in a past game for Newcastle. Photo by Serena Taylor.
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Things like higher salaries for players cannot be introduced immediately. Saint-Maximin is aware that his performances have attracted the interest of top clubs that can double what he is currently earning.

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Metro UK reports that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have already made inquiries about the 25-year-old.

Both clubs are seriously looking to revamp their squads this summer to be able to go toe-to-toe with Liverpool and Manchester City.

Chelsea are in the market looking for attackers after Romelu Lukaku's loan deal to Inter Milan was confirmed by sources. Thomas Tuchel's side have often fluffed their lines and it is one area the German head coach would love to work on.

The Blues are, however, currently working on deals to sign Raheem Sterling from Manchester City or Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona.

Antonio Conte, on the other hand, has already added Ivan Perisic to his attack line though the Croatian is expected to be used as a wingback.

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Saint-Maximin can attract a good amount of money given the lengthy contract he signed. Proceeds from his potential sale could be used to finance moves for Lille's Sven Botman and Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.

Raheem Sterling warned against moving to Chelsea

Sports Brief had earlier reported that former Man City star Trevor Sinclair had warned Raheem Sterling against joining Chelsea this summer.

Sterling is believed to be a top transfer target for the Blues, who are keen to strengthen their striking department ahead of next season.

Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly wants to make the England forward his first major signing, with the West Londoners currently in talks with Man City over a transfer deal.

Source: Sports Brief News