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Newcastle United interested in swap deal with Premier League side



Crystal Palace have made an enquiry about the availability of Newcastle United’s Chancel Mbemba, according to journalist George Caulkin.

Palace boss Sam Allardyce is attempting to strengthen his defence in order to avoid relegation from the Premier League, and is looking to bring the Congolese defender in on loan.

The London outfit have already signed Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp, and are looking to add Patrick Van Aanholt and Carl Jenkinson from Sunderland and Arsenal respectively.

Mbemba has been limited to just eight appearances for the Magpies this season and is currently playing at the African Cup of Nations for the DR Congo.

The 22-year-old was signed from Anderlecht for £8.5m in July 2015, and featured regularly for Newcastle last term.

Caulkin also reported on his twitter account that Newcastle had enquired about bringing Andros Townsend back to St James’ Park on loan in return.

It has been reported that Rafa Benitez is keen on adding attacking players to his squad to bolster their promotion challenge.

The winger scored four goals in 13 appearances for Newcastle last season in the top flight.

Townsend left the Magpies for Palace in the summer following their relegation from the Premier League, but has struggled to make an impact since his move to London.

Newcastle fans… Would you allow Mbemba to leave on loan this January? Would you like Townsend back? Is this a sensible swap? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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