Lewis Hall is the subject of negotiations between the two clubs

Lewis Hall, currently on loan from Chelsea, is the subject of negotiations between the two clubs that could lead to a buyout for the Magpies.

Lewis Hall, a defender for Chelsea, is reportedly in talks to join Newcastle United on loan with an option to buy for £28 million plus add-ons.

On Tuesday, the Mail Sport reported that Newcastle had trumped Crystal Palace in negotiations to sign the 18-year-old.

Newcastle can meet Financial Fair Play (FFP) requirements during this window because to the postponed payment.The Magpies are eager to buy outright the Blues academy prodigy, a lifelong admirer of Newcastle, as was reported by Mail Sport earlier this week.

In principle, Hall had agreed to a new six-year contract with his boyhood club, Chelsea, with the intention of spending the 2023–2024 season on loan at Crystal Palace.Chelsea estimated the player’s worth at £30 million, and the agreed-upon sum with Newcastle includes performance-based bonuses.

If Chelsea must sell a player to meet spending restrictions, they could consider selling academy product Hall for a profit.Chelsea have spent nearly £900m in three transfer windows since co-controlling owner Todd Boehly took over in May 2022, and they are ready for more recruits before the window closes in about two weeks.

Since breаking into the Blues’ first team in the 2021/22 season, Hall has made 17 appearances. At the end of the previous season, he was voted the club’s academy player of the year.

Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, and Ian Maatsen are now ahead of the teenager in the pecking order at left-back, so head coach Mauricio Pochettino has plenty of choices.

Chelsea have already invested over £100m in Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo, are expected to invest £58m in Romeo Lavia, and have signed Lesley Ugochukwu this summer despite his versatility (he can also play central midfield).

Behdad Eghbali, a co-controlling owner, has been actively involved in Chelsea’s negotiations this summer, and he is widely believed to have been the driving force behind the exit arrangement.

When looking to add depth to their defense and give regular starter Dan Bur𝚗 some competition, Newcastle considered a deal for Cucurella.

Tino Livramento from Southampton, Harvey Barnes from relegated Leicester, and their blockbuster summer signing, Sandro Tonali, recruited from AC Milan for £52 million—all completed transfers for the Tyneside club.


The Italian midfielder enjoyed a memorable debut after scoring a goal in Newcastle’s 5-1 triumph over Aston Villa at St. James’ Park.