Today’s round up of all NUFC related transfer talk:
- Newcastle are hoping to make progress on Jacob Murphy transfer tonight and over the weekend, with a £10m deal + add ons being discussed with Norwich (The Times)
- Rafa Benitez looks set to miss out on reported transfer target Lucas Leiva, with Liverpool midfielder looking set for a move to Lazio after they had a £5m bid accepted (Northern Echo)
- With Joe Hart looking set to complete his loan move to West Ham, The Chronicle claim Newcastle will be offered The Hammers’ goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
- After being released earlier this summer, Sammy Ameobi has completed a move to recently promoted Championship side Bolton Wanderers, joining on a one-year-deal as a free agent.
- Newcastle are set to play their opening game of pre-season tonight, facing SPL side Hearts in the 7.45pm kick off at Tynecastle.
- The footballing world has come together to pay their respects to the late Bradley Lowery, whose funeral took place today – an inspiration to so many who was taken too soon.
- Matt Ritchie, Paul Dunmett, Dwight Gayle & Rob Elliot have come together to set up a football academy in the North-East, named Newcastle Elite Academy (@NEliteAcademy.)