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La Liga club to battle Newcastle for £17.5m rated playmaker

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Sevilla are interested in signing reported Newcastle target Dennis Praet, according to El Gol Digital.

The Spanish website reports that the La Liga club have had a long standing interest in the Belgian international, even before he made the switch from Anderlecht to Sampdoria.

Praet signed for the Serie A outfit in 2016 for £9m, and initially struggled for form during his first season at the club. Transfer speculation has however started to grow in recent weeks with the midfielder beginning to show his worth with three assists in his last four matches.

Reports in Italy suggested that Sampdoria were concerned that they could lose the player at the end of the season when a club can buy him for €20m (£17.5m) due to a buyout clause in his contract.

Newcastle and Marseille have been the clubs most talked about in relation to Praet, but it seems Sevilla will re-enter the fray as well. The Spanish side are looking for a replacement for Brazilian midfielder Ganso, but El Gol report they will need to sell the 28 year old before making any move for the Sampdoria midfielder.

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