​​Newcastle United fans have called for the club to move swiftly to sign ​Stoke midfielder Badou Ndiaye following the Potters' relegation, suggesting swapping Dwight Gayle as part of the deal.


Manager Rafa Benitez is also understood to be a fan of Ndiaye, and had the Senegalese midfielder scouted earlier in the season, while he was still a Galatasaray player.


The Magpies wanted to bring the 27-year-old to Tyneside in January, but lost out to Stoke for the player's signature.

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Following Stoke's relegation from the Premier League, Ndiaye is expected to be on the move again, with Newcastle a possible destination.


​According to the Chronicle, Newcastle want to bring the midfielder in should new Stoke boss Gary Rowett accept a cut-price deal for the player.

Newcastle are believed to be willing to offer as much as £20m, as well as potentially including forward Dwight Gayle in the deal as way of a further incentive.


Rowett is known to hold a significant interest in Gayle, who has a prolific goalscoring record in the ​Championship. As such, a deal that saw the forward go one way and Ndiaye the other could be very interesting to both parties.

Ndiaye made 13 ​Premier League appearances for Stoke, scoring twice, after his January move to England. He had made 17 league appearances for Galatasaray earlier in the season.

In Turkey, Ndiaye earned a reputation as a powerful and dynamic midfielder capable of playing in the box to box role or in a more advanced position.


He even earned himself a reputation as a reliable goalscorer during his time with Osmanlispor - where he moved to Galatasaray from.

Ndiaye has 17 senior international caps for Senegal and is with the team at this summer's World Cup.


Turkish publication ​Fanatik have suggested Newcastle could face some competition for Ndiaye's signature, however, suggesting that newly-promoted ​Wolves have already lodged a £22m bid for the player.