Newcastle to offer Chancel Mbemba to Crystal Palace in swap deal

Chancel Mbemba

Newcastle United have already said they want to finalise a deal on Andros Townsend, now they intend to offer Chancel Mbemba as a sweetener.

Out of favour and a possible Premier League return

The 25-year-old Leytonstone born midfielder joined with Newcastle for a reported £12 million pound fee. He scored 4 goals in 13 appearances for the club but it wasn’t enough to halt Newcastle’s decline into relegation.

Meanwhile Townsend, who joined Crystal Palace after they met a £13 million release clause amount in his contract, could be set for a Premier League return. Rafa Benitez certainly seems keen on bringing Townsend back to the top flight.

A tough deal to make

However, getting a deal in place with Crystal Palace has proved to be tough. They don’t want to loose a player unless a permanent transfer deal is arranged. Now that Crystal Palace are also battling a relegation battle, Newcastle may feel they have bargaining power to offer a swap.

Mbemba has clocked up just 8 appearances for Newcastle this season and has not played since November.

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