Newcastle move for Fenerbahce midfielder Irfan Can Kahveci

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Newcastle United are chasing Fenerbahce midfielder Irfan Can Kahveci.

Fanatik says Newcastle see Can Kahveci as an alternative to Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock.

Newcastle want to bring Willock back to Tyneside this season after last term's successful loan.

However, with Arsenal intimating an unwillingness to release Willock, Newcastle are in contact with Can Kahveci as an alternative.

The 26 year-old midfielder is aware of Newcastle's interest and open to a Premier League move this summer.

For their part, Fener are reluctant to lose Can Kahveci, though will sell for the right price.

The midfielder only joined Fener from Istanbul Basaksehir for €7m in January and the Turkish giants could now be set to make a quick profit this summer.

Last season with Fener, Can Kahveci played 12 games, producing two assists. The midfielder's versatility is an attraction for Newcastle, with Can Kahveci capable of playing across the middle of the park and in a number ten role.

- updated July 19

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