Star struggling for Southampton match action eyed by Newcastle for sensational January transfer swoop

NEWCASTLE are reportedly eyeing a January transfer swoop for Southampton star Carlos Alcaraz.

The 20-year-old is attracting interest from a number of clubs after falling out of favour at St Marys.

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According to talkSPORT, Newcastle are one interested party.

The Magpies are said to have made an enquiry for the midfielder in the summer.

Alcaraz started each of the Saints first three Championship games under Russell Martin.

However, he has since been dropped, coming off the bench on three occasions.

Alcaraz also came off the bench in the League Cup against Gillingham, grabbing a late consolation in a 3-1 defeat.

This has caught the attention of Newcastle’s transfer department.

Alcaraz scored four goals in 18 Premier League games for Southampton last season, having signed from Racing Club in a £12million transfer.

However, his exploits were not enough to prevent them from being relegated to the second tier.

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Newcastle wanted to add an extra attacking midfielder to their ranks over the summer.

But they missed out on No1 target James Maddison to Tottenham.

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