NEWCASTLE have reportedly launched a bid to snatch Chelsea transfer target Youssoufa Moukoko.

The Borussia Dortmund sensation, 18, will become a free agent at the end of the season when his contract expires.

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Youssoufa Moukoko will become a free agent in the summerCredit: Getty

He has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as well as Barcelona.

Man City, PSG and Real Madrid have also monitored him in the past.

But the Evening Standard are now claiming Newcastle have made a verbal approach for the teenager.

And he is said to have been offered £150,000-a-week to come to St James’ Park in the summer.

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Moukoko, who featured for Germany at the World Cup, has contributed 11 goals and eight assists in 59 appearances for Dortmund.

He became the youngest ever German pro footballer back in 2020 at the age of just 16.

The Bundesliga changed their age eligibility rules in order to let him play, with players previously not being allowed to play in Germany’s top-flight until they were 16-and-a-half.

Moukoko made his league debut for Dortmund just 28 days after his 16th birthday.

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Meanwhile, the Dortmund youngster’s contractual situation fits perfectly with the model Newcastle are using to sign players.

Eddie Howe’s men are currently targeting free transfers in an attempt to bolster their squad while remaining within Financial Fair Play regulations.

And they are able to offer players the possibility of Champions League football as they occupy third place in the Premier League table.

Meanwhile, Moukoko is one of a number of stars on Chelsea’s radar.

They have already signed Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos.

And they are being linked with moves for Enzo Fernandez, Joao Felix and Marcus Thuram.



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