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"AC Milan? Are you sure, Tim?"
Newcastle could soon find their disappointing Premier League campaign costing them more than they bargained for.
Goalkeeper Tim Krul is being strongly linked with a move from Tyneside to AC Milan this summer, with The Mirror reporting that the Holland international is being lined up as a replacement for veteran Christian Abbiati, who will be 36 in July.
Krul, 25, has been ruled for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury, but that has not stopped the Serie A giants maintaining a keen interest in the player, reports the newspaper.
Newcastle have failed to maintain the heights of last season when they were challenging for a Champions League spot up until the final day of the campaign.
Alan Pardew's team are currently involved at the wrong end of the table and are six points above the drop zone.
Expect Krul to leap at the chance of swapping black and white for red and black next season.