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Newcastle ready to listen to bids for Everton transfer target (not Sissoko)

According to reports from The Shields Gazzette, manager Rafa Benitez has revealed Newcastle United are ready to listen to transfer bids for goalkeeper Tim Krul.

The 28-year-old, who has been on Tyneside since 2005, has made 185 appearances across all competitions for the Magpies – including 157 outings in the Premier League.

On paper, the Dutchman is still Newcastle’s No.1, as the club’s most talented, proven and experienced goalkeeper.

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But summer recruitment has seen the Magpies’ goalkeeping department jump up to five members, with Rob Elliot, Freddie Woodman, Karl Darlow and recent signing Mats Selz also at Rafa Benitez’s disposal.

Likewise, Krul is still sidelined for the next few months through injury and his Toon contract expires at the end of the season, with talks over a new deal yet to materialise.

Accordingly, Benitez has revealed he’s ready to listen to offers for the 6 foot 4 shot-stopper, telling reporters; “He has one year left on his contract. We have five keepers are the moment. He’s coming back after his injury, he’s training hard and he’s improving.

“We know that he’s a very good keeper. If he has to compete, he’s a very good goalkeeper, so it won’t be too hard. But we have Elliot in the same situation. We have Sels now, we have Darlow and we have Woodman.

“So we can’t keep five keepers for the whole season. He’s getting fitter, but it depends on if anyone is interested. If they are, then we will listen to them, but just for the moment it’s just to keep the keepers because we couldn’t make the same mistake as last season when we had just one single goalkeeper and after we had a problem.

“We knew that he was getting fitter, but we didn’t know when, so we needed to bring a keeper (Sels) in and protect them.”

And the former Liverpool gaffer’s comments may well be of interest to Everton, who were linked with Krul by The Express towards the end of July.

The Toffees are still in need of a successor to Tim Howard, who left for the MLS at the end of last season, but Manchester City’s Joe Hart is currently a more likely candidate.

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