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Newcastle line up £12m transfer bid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies as Steve Bruce eyes homegrown core

NEWCASTLE UNITED have reportedly added Everton’s Tom Davies to their summer transfer target list. 

Steve Bruce is thought to be a huge fan of the 22-year-old – and the Daily Mail claims the Toon are ready to make a £12million bid for the midfielder. 

Everton, who finished twelfth in the league, are reportedly prepared to allow some of their squad to exit Goodison Park this summer.

However, boyhood Toffees fan Davies has regularly featured in Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team making 32 appearances across all competitions this season. 

Davies, born in Liverpool, rose from the ranks of Everton’s youth sides signing his first professional contract at the club in September 2015. 

And the Toffees midfielder, who was nominated for the Golden Boy prize in 2018-19, has made 105 Premier League appearances. 

While Bruce, 59, is believed to be keen to swell his ranks of homegrown talent, the Toon boss’ transfer budget is limited. 

The Tyneside giants are reportedly close to bringing clubless midfielder Jeff Hendrick in on a free transfer. 

As SunSport revealed, Bruce also hopes to seal a £1.9million deal for Wigan Athletic full-back Antonee Robinson. 

But it’s thought the North East club could face stiff competition to sign the Lactics player with Sheffield United and Prem new boys Fulham also keen on the defender. 

Newcastle are reportedly eager to boost their firepower in attack with Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson catching Bruce’s eye. 

And this week SunSport exclusively revealed the club are lining up for Tottenham’s forgotten wingback Ryan Sessegnon.

Meanwhile, SunSport and the Mail say Chris Smalling has been linked with a possible St James Park switch. 

However, the Manchester United centre-back is thought to be keen on joining a Champions League club or battling for a place in the Red Devils’ starting line-up. 

Another defensive option thought to have piqued Bruce’s interest is Oxford United’s skipper Rob Dickie.

And SunSport exclusively reported the Toons are considering a £2million bid for the 24-year-old defender – a standout League One player last term.

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