According to The Athletic, Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce holds interest in two Chelsea players.
The report claims Bruce wants Chelsea midfielders Ross Barkley and Conor Gallagher.
Barkley, 27, had an up-and-down season on loan at Aston Villa last season but Newcastle are monitoring his situation as they look to add a box-to-box midfielder to their squad.
The report adds Newcastle are keen on signing Barkley this summer even if they end up bringing Joe Willock back to the club after an exceptional loan spell from Arsenal in the latter half of last season.
Since joining Chelsea from Everton for £15million in January 2018, Barkley has failed to establish himself as a key player in Chelsea’s starting XI.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is expected to give both midfielders the greenlight to leave the club this summer.