Premier League hopefuls Newcastle United will make a further move to sign Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney in the summer according to the Chronicle Live.

The 26-year-old Nottingham born midfield ace has starred in The Whites’ Play Off push in the Sky Bet Championship this season and has become of interest to a number of clubs including The Magpies.

United boss Rafa Benitez was reported to have made an enquiry over the player’s availability during the January transfer window however the Spaniard was quoted a price tag of £20 million. That hefty transfer demand saw Newcastle United’s interest in the midfielder recede however it is now thought that The Magpies could try to land Cairney again in the summer for a reduced transfer fee in the region of £12 million.

Cairney was released by Leeds United as a teenager before being picked up by Hull City. The midfielder was named The Tigers’ Young Player of the Year in just his second season at the club and made his senior debut in the League Cup at the start of the 2009/2010 campaign.

The player made 80 appearances for Hull City and scored five goals before joining Blackburn Rovers on a loan deal which was later made permanent. Cairney spent almost two seasons at Ewood Park before being snapped up by Fulham in summer 2015.

Cairney has been a crucial player for The Whites this season with the midfielder making 41 appearances in all competitions for Fulham while the player has contributed nine goals. The West London club will hope to hold on to the player as losing Cairney would be a huge blow to the project which is being built at Craven Cottage.

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