Toon talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & transfer gossip – 14/06/2018

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

  • The fixtures for the upcoming Premier League season have been announced, confirming that we’ll face Spurs at home once again on the opening day – with this set to be our first of several tough games at the start of the season- See full fixture list here.
  • The Mirror have revealed that Chancel Mbemba has now agreed a four year deal to join Porto – claiming that the Portuguese giants look set to pay £8m to sign the 23-year-old centre-back from Newcastle – Full story here. 
  • According to Sky Sports, Newcastle United are demanding £20m for Alekasandar Mitrovic this summer – with Rafa Benitez deciding to cash in on the striker despite his impressive form in 2018 – Full story here. 
  • Newcastle are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon winger Carlos Mane this summer according to an exclusive from TEAMtalk – Full story here. 
  • According to Spanish outlet ‘AS’, Mikel Merino has now ‘asked’ to leave Newcastle this summer, claiming that Real Sociedad’s president is now set to arrive on Tyneside for talks after the club demanded €15m for the midfielder (£13m) – Full story here. 

  • According to the Chronicle, Newcastle are ‘yet to make a single bid’ for any new players so far this summer – despite Rafa Benitez making it clear that he was keen to see ‘four or five’ sign before pre-season begins on July 2nd – Full story here. 
  • Newcastle look ‘unlikely’ to sign Bas Dost this summer according to Lee Ryder – who’s distanced us from a move for the striker this summer despite him terminating his contract at Sporting Lisbon – Full story here. 
  • According to the latest claims from Spain, Mikel Merino will ask his any new club to insert a €60m release clause in his contract to give himself a chance of ‘earning a move to an even bigger club’ – Full story here. 
  • With the World Cup finally upon us, the Chronicle have revealed some of the players Newcastle scouts look set to watch during this summer’s tournament in Russia – See SEVEN of them here. 
  • And finally, after news of our daunting start to the 2018/19 season, NUFC fans are all saying the same thing on social media – ‘It’s time to start signing players’ – Full story here .

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About Olly Hawkins

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

One thought on “Toon talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & transfer gossip – 14/06/2018

  1. Stop Fu…ing about ASHLEY and spend some money on new players 50 million minimum plus transfer money and also get RAFA signed before we lose him!!!!!!!!!!!!

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