Toon Talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 24/05/2018

A round up of all of today’s news & gossip:

  • According to leading Belgian outlet HLN, Newcastle have offered a ‘package deal’ to allow Anderlecht to sign BOTH Chancel Mbemba and Matz Sels for just €8m this summer – Full story here. 
  • January target Nicolai Jorgensen has admitted that he would welcome the chance to join a Premier League club this summer – opening the door to a move to Newcastle United should Rafa Benitez resurrect his interest in the striker – Full story here. 
  • Fulham will have to beat Aston Villa on Saturday if they are to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer according to the London Evening Standard – who claim they’ll be unable to afford a £15m deal if they fail to win promotion – Full story here. 
  • During the Chronicle’s latest podcast, Chris Waugh has revealed that, last summer, Rafa Benitez and Mike Ashley agreed to a budget of £70m over the next three windows – suggesting just £24m could be left to spend this summer – Full story here. 

  • Just three years on from his disastrous loan spell at St James’ Park, Facundo Ferreyra looks set to become one of the most in-demand free agents in Europe, with him set to leave Shakhtar Donetsk after a 30-goal season – Full story here. 
  • According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United will be scouring Europe for a new striker this summer and Bas DostWillian JoseNicolai Jorgensen and Karl Toko-Ekambi are all names on Rafa’s radar – Full story here. 
  • Porto winger Yacine Brahimi is waiting for Newcastle and Everton to make formal offers to bring him to the Premier League this summer according to Portuguese outlet OJogo – but he wouldn’t come cheap! – Full story here. 
  • Rafa Benitez is considering a £2m move to beat West Ham to the signing of highly-rated goalkeeper Edouard Mendy according to the Mirror – with the 25-year-old stopper earmarked to provide competition for Martin Dubravka – Full story here.
  • According to an exclusive from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Newcastle United are one of two Premier League clubs looking to sign Torino right-back Lorenzo De Silvestri this summer – Full story here. 

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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