Newcastle in talks to sign Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris on loan
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 29/01/19 10:14pm
Newcastle are in talks with Benfica over a loan move for midfielder Andreas Samaris, Sky Sports News understands.
Manager Rafa Benitez has previously tried to sign the 29-year-old, who has been capped 33 times by Greece.
Samaris, who played against Manchester United in the Champions League last season, has featured only four times for Benfica this campaign.
Benitez is also keen to sign a left-back before Thursday's deadline after his move for Lazio's Jordan Lukaku fell through on medical grounds last Friday.
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Newcastle are in talks with Monaco over a similar loan for Italian defender Antonio Barreca.
He is due to have a medical on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old, who started his career with Serie A side Torino, has played only nine times for the Ligue 1 side this season after joining them in the summer.
Benitez is hoping to add up to two attacking players before the close of the transfer window.