Newcastle target Matip set for Crunch talks
Newcastle United transfer target Joel Matip is set to face crunch talks on his future with Schalke 04’s new boss André Breitenreiter.
The centre-back remains high on Newcastle’s list of priorities this summer as Steve McClaren looks to land his first summer signing.
The Magpies are still hopeful of signing the £10million-rated defender from the Bundesliga club.
But Breitenreiter also wants his squad focused for the new season ahead as he looks to improve on former Schalke 04 boss Roberto Di Matteo’s sixth-placed finish last season in Germany.
Newcastle chiefs don’t need reminding of the growing public pressure that is building on Tyneside as Magpies supporters become more frustrated and also sceptical about the club’s transfer dealings as the days go by.
But Cameroonian Matip remains on the club’s wanted list as they chase other targets to bolster their squad.
Matip has been recovering from injury with Schalke 04 and only returned to train with the main group of players beneath Breitenreiter’s supervision yesterday.
Source: Chronicle Live