Newcastle's stance on signing Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Kvaratskhelia is a wanted man
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Newcastle United are among several clubs with an interest in Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, but Napoli are not interested in selling for anywhere near a recently touted price of £50m, 90min understands.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a superb debut campaign at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, already registering eight goals and ten assists in all competitions since signing from Dinamo Batumi.

90min reported earlier this week that the Serie A side are intent on keeping the Georgian winger for at least one more season and are confident of agreeing terms on a bumper new contract.

Kvaratskhelia has been linked with a move to Newcastle by the English press in recent days, but sources have told 90min that Napoli's stance remains unchanged.

While the club have not disclosed a price tag, they are believed to be holding out for a figure above and beyond £100m such is their appreciation of him.

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Newcastle are indeed interested in Kvaratskhelia, but their position is similar to that of several other clubs across Europe, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United from England alone. Every top side has done due diligence on the forward since making the move to Napoli.

Kvaratskhelia and Napoli return to action following the World Cup break on 4 January with a tough trip to Inter.