Date: 8th February 2018 at 11:20am
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are reportedly in talks to sign exciting NK Lokomotiva Zagreb playmaker – a player christened as the ‘Messi of the Balkans’.

The 20-year-old is emerging as one of the most highly coveted young talents in Europe after making his international debut for Croatia in 2017, with , and rumoured to be interested.

But the Calciomercato report that Newcastle are one of a handful of clubs are in talks to sign Majer, who has been likened to superstar and could be viewed as a long-term occupant of the number ten position that is desperate to strengthen.

The Italian media outlet claim that had been in discussions with Lokomotiva and negotiated a deal between €15-18 million for Majer only for it to breakdown after failing to agree unspecified terms related to the .

It’s understood that Newcastle may return in the summer with a fresh offer to rival that of Sampdoria, who also reportedly weighing up a bid.