Tue 9 Jul 2024, 19:30 · Ash Harrison

23-year-old England defender linked with move to Newcastle set to reject new contract offer

23-year-old England defender linked with move to Newcastle set to reject new contract offer
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Several Premier League clubs have been put on high alert after a report has surfaced suggesting England's star man of Euro 2024 is set to reject a new contract offer.

There haven't been many players in an England shirt who have caught the eye at Euro 2024, but one who can be extremely proud of his contribution so far is Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi.

The centre-back has been rock solid for England as those around him have been less than impressive. A suspension for accumulating yellow cards saw him miss the win over Switzerland in the quarter-finals, but he will no doubt return to the starting lineup tomorrow as England take on Netherlands in the semi-final.

Meanwhile, there has been plenty of speculation around his club future with Newcastle United, Manchester United and Arsenal all keen to sign the 23-year-old.

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Guehi is set to reject a new deal from Crystal Palace

Newcastle have long been admirers of Guehi from the days when Dan Ashworth was at the club, so it's no real shock to see Manchester United's name now linked with an interest.

Crystal Palace have already lost Michael Olise this summer, and Eberechi Eze has a release clause just begging to be activated, so they will be sure to do all they can to keep Guehi at the club.

However, The Sun are now reporting that Guehi has no intention of signing a new deal at Palace which has put the interested clubs on high alert.

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The report made no mention of Newcastle

Weirdly, The Sun's report makes no mention of Newcastle, so whether the club are no longer interested or that mess of a paper doesn't see us as relevant enough to mention, we have no idea.

In fairness, Guehi is likely to fetch Crystal Palace in excess of £50million, and we just don't see Newcastle spending that much on a defender with a right winger being the priority, so maybe that was the reason for our absence in the article.

Still, with the board set to meet over the weekend to discuss transfers, we can't say with any degree of certainty what we'd be willing to spend on which positions, so expect the unexpected.