Newcastle have made a move for Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford with an offer in the region of £16million.

Mail Sport understands talks have taken place between the clubs this week with a package presented by the Magpies. Discussions are ongoing and the Championship side are pushing for closer to £20m.

Trafford, along with six others, suffered the bitter disappointment of being cut from England’s Euro 2024 squad this week. However, that frees him to sort out his club future and he is aware of Newcastle’s interest. Chelsea, Liverpool and Bayern Munich have also tracked the 21-year-old.

Eddie Howe is a big admirer of the former Manchester City prospect and Newcastle see him as competition for No.1 Nick Pope. 

James Trafford is liked by Eddie Howe but Burnley are holding out for £20m for the goalkeeper

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As Mail Sport revealed, Newcastle turned their attention to Trafford last month after being put off by Arsenal’s valuation of Aaron Ramsdale.

Missing out on European football is a blow in their hunt for a new goalkeeper, given the reduction in fixtures. But Newcastle still hope to persuade Trafford that St James’ Park would be the best place for his long-term development.

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