Newcastle United are prepared to listen to offers for Irish defender Ciaran Clark in order to free up funds for January transfer targets.
Manager Rafa Benitez has sent scouts across Europe as he looks to bring in attacking reinforcements and trim his squad which is overloaded with centre-backs and goalkeepers, with Clark one of those the Spaniard is open to offloading.
29-year-old Clark joined Newcastle from Aston Villa in 2016 for £5.4m and was ever present in Newcastle's Championship winning campaign.
Along with Clark, Fabian Schär, Federico Fernández and Jamaal Lascelles can all play in central defence and the former Villa youth academy graduate has found himself not even in the Newcastle squad on three occasions this season.
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Should Benitez be given funds to strengthen by Mike Ashley after Christmas, Newcastle have been linked with making a move for Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek.
The Polish international has been in
Source : 90min