Last Updated: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 06:14
Newcastle are being linked with Udinese midfielder Diego Fabbrini, who could leave Italy in search of first-team football in January.
The 22-year-old is very highly-rated and has only recently earned his first cap for the Italian national side. However he is struggling for action with Udinese and has made just five appearances for them, which has not gone down well with the player and his agent, who is searching for alternatives for when the window re-opens.
Newcastle are thought to be keen as Alan Pardew looks to bolster his midfield, while Tottenham are also in the hunt as they aim to replace
Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart.
The player's representative Beppe Galli has confirmed a move could be on the cards and the news is sure to interest Pardew.
"Fabbrini is a talent, but he needs to play to show that," Galli revealed. "It's certainly not an ideal situation and the player himself has asked for more space in the side to prove himself.
"To get value out of a youngster you have to give them a chance. I've spoken with the club and if things continue as they are then it would be right to find a solution that would allow him more regular playing time."
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