Newcastle United are monitoring exciting, young Ivorian forward
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Newcastle United are monitoring exciting, young Ivorian forward

​English Premier League club Newcastle United are reportedly monitoring Ivory Coast youngster Stephane Diarra's performances for Ligue 2 side Le Mans.

According to Shield Gazette, Diarra has been a standout player Le Mans this season which has inspired Newcastle to send scouts to have a look at him.

However, there is a catch - the Magpies have been joined by Leicester City and Scottish Premiership side Celtic as they are also reportedly impressed with the 20-year-old.

Diarra who is eligible to play for Ivory Coast, as well as France, has netted three goals and involved himself in two assists for Le Mans this season and it appears there is more coming from the youngster. 

He has also plied his trade for Rennes and Evian.