Newcastle United target Nantes forwards Moses Simon and Ludovic Blas

As reported by BUT, Newcastle United are targeting two thirds of Nantes’ attacking trio that have impressed in Ligue 1 this season and by helping to win the French cup this month.

Present for Lyon’s 3-2 win over Nantes last weekend, Newcastle scouts watched both skilful Nigerian winger Moses Simon, now 26, and 24-year-old attacking midfielder Ludovic Blas. Blas, incidentally, was name-checked by current Newcastle forward Allan Saint-Maximin as someone he wanted the club to target this summer.

Simon may be a trickier target, however, with concrete interest expressed by other clubs, including those in Ligue 1, over recent weeks say his entourage. Both players seem likely to leave FCN this summer, following fellow forward Randal Kolo-Muani’s move to Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt.

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