Transfer round up – Rondon/Gayle latest, two left-back’s linked & Chelsea ‘enquiry’ – 30/07/2018

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

  • Some conflicting reports have emerged today on the rumoured ‘player plus cash’ involving Salomon Rondon and Dwight Gayle – Read both here. 
  • With less than two weeks to go until our opening day clash with Spurs at St James’ Park, Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be facing an ‘crisis’ – with several players injured and EIGHT of their World Cup stars yet to return to the club – Full story here. 
  • According to The Chronicle, Newcastle have been unsuccessful in their attempts to sign Swansea centre-back Federico Fernandez on loan – with them demanding a fee of £10m for him instead this summer – Full story here. 
  • Despite confirmation that Jonjo Shelvey wasn’t involved in Newcastle’s opening training session in Braga this morning, both Lee Ryder and BBC Newcastle’s Mattew Raisbeck  have confirmed that his absence is ‘nothing to worry about’ – Full story here.
  • Newcastle are said to be interested in an £8m deal to sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico according to an ‘exclusive’ from The Sun this afternoon – however Fulham are also said to be keen – Full story here. 

  • We’ve no reached out to a Mainz fan to get yet another expert opinion on new NUFC striker Yoshinori Muto – Read his expert (and VERY interesting!) opinion on the Japanese international here.
  • Newcastle are one of several Premier League sides who have ‘enquired’ about the availability of Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater according to TEAMtalk – Full story here. 
  • According to The Mirror, Newcastle are interested in a surprise deal to sign Everton’s Leighton Baines – with the experienced left-back set to lose his place in Marco Silva’s starting 11 following the arrival of Barcelona’s Lucas Digne – Full story here.
  • With lots of positions still to fill and not a great deal of money to spend, here’s seven players Rafa could sign for FREE over the next 11 days – Full story here. 
  • And finally, a fan written piece by Archie Brand – including his EIGHT unanswered questions for Mike Ashley – Read the piece in full 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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