Newcastle chasing Reading keeper McCarthy

Newcastle United are preparing an offer for Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

The Daily Star Sunday says they will move for Reading keeper McCarthy if they lose the in-demand Tim Krul.

Toon scouts are tracking McCarthy, 23, who has played for England at Under-21s level.

Dutch stopper Krul, 25, has been linked with a move to ­Juventus to succeed Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon.

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