Transfer talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 13/07/2018

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

  • Newcastle have missed out on the signing of Alassane Plea, with the French striker completing a £22m move to Germany today. The Chronicle have revealed just why we missed out and it sounds typical Mike Ashley – Full story here. 
  • According to reports on Wearside, Sunderland are now ‘very interested’ in a deal to sign Newcastle United’s Ivan Toney on loan for the 2018/19 season – Full story here. 
  • Rafa Benitez has warned Mike Ashley that he must deliver the goods over the final few weeks of the transfer window, admitting that we may be left ‘trying to avoid relegation’ again next season if we do not start spending – Full story here. 
  • Rafa Benitez wants Andros Townsend back at Newcastle this summer and it’s now become clear just what needs to happen to make the move a reality – with LiverpoolWest HamStoke AND Crystal Palace all having a huge part to play – Full story here. 
  • Having missed out on Alassane Plea, the Chronicle claim Newcastle may now concentrate on a deal for Salomon Rondon – with the West Brom striker’s £16.5m release clause yet to be activated – Full story here. 

  • According to Lee Ryder, Newcastle United have NOT made an offer to re-sign Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum – with Benitez focusing on a deal to sign a new striker instead – Full story here. 
  • Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has responded to rumours linking him with a return to Newcastle United, admitting that he will be focusing on the club he’s contracted to, ‘until that changes’ – Full story here. 
  • Newcastle will now listen to offers for Rolando Aarons according to the Mirror, – with recently relegated West Brom said to be one of several clubs considering a bid – Full story here. 
  • According to Miles Starforth, Benitez does NOT want to sell Matt Ritchie, but he’s been told that he’ll have to if he wants to bring Andros Townsend back to the club – a reminder of Mike Ashley’s frustrating approach to transfers at NUFC – Full story here. 
  •  Jack Colback is now ‘edging closer’ to his long overdue Newcastle United exit according to Lee Ryder, with the midfielder now in talks to seal a permanent move to Nottingham Forest – Full story here. 
  • And finally, we asked NUFC fans which ‘realistic’ striker they’d like to see Rafa Benitez sign this summer – a question which delivered some interesting and amusing responses – Read them all 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.

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