Chelsea plot move for Newcastle pair
Chelsea are planning a £30m summer move for the Newcastle United pair Cheick Tioté and goalkeeper Tim Krul.
Despite the removal of Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea are keen to refresh their squad this summer with two young players who have helped Newcastle up to sixth place this season.
Chelsea would be willing to offer up to £20m for Tioté. The Ivory Coast midfielder is in his second season at Newcastle, and is seen as one of the league's best. He could earn a major improvement on his current wages of roughly £67,000 per week. Newcastle have watched Dutch midfielder Adam Maher as a potential replacement.
Tim Krul is in his first year as Newcastle's first-choice goalkeeper, but Chelsea believe the Dutch international would be available for £10m. MORE
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