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Jamaal Lascelles is being tracked by Liverpool and Chelsea

The Sunderland Echo reckon spies from the Reds have been casting an eye over the talented centre-back.

The former Nottingham Forest star joined Newcastle in 2014 and has dazzled under Rafael Benitez’s stewardship.

“Newcastle star Jamaal Lascelles is being tracked by Liverpool and Chelsea”

Lascelles has emerged as a key player for the Magpies and has helped lead their charge to the top of the Championship.

It’s suggested representatives from the Anfield giants were at St James’ Park on Saturday to watch the defender in action against Birmingham.

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Jurgen Klopp has been linked with Jamaal Lascelles

The 23-year-old had a fine game as the Toon cruised to a 4-0 triumph.

But Klopp could face serious competition if he wants to secure his signature.

The Sun suggested in October that Chelsea are also eyeing a swoop.

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Jamaal Lascelles has impressed under Rafa Benitez

Antonio Conte apparently views the Newcastle skipper as a possible long-term replacement for John Terry.

The report claimed the charismatic Italian is willing to cough up £18m to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/570020/Jamaal-Lascelles-Liverpool-Chelsea-Newcastle-news-gossip