Benitez set to miss out on striker & Portuguese full-back linked – NUFC news round-up

A round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • According to the Chronicle, Newcastle now look set to miss out on Rafa Benitez target Wesley Moraes, with uncertainty at the club seeing us ‘lose ground’ on a deal for the Brazilian – Full story here.
  • The Bin Zayed Group have issued a firm ‘no comment’ when Peter Redding – the Sports Presenter for UAE station ‘Capital Radio’ – asked if a takeover was on or off on Tuesday – Full story here.
  • According to Spanish outlet Libertad Digital, Atletico Madrid are the latest club to show interest in Ayoze Perez – Full story here.
  • Newcastle have shown interest in £8m-rated Benfica right-back Andre Almeida according to reports in Portugal – Full story here.
  • Lazio are weighing up a shock bid for Newcastle skipper Jamaal Lascelles according to reports in Rome today – Full story here.
  • According to a ‘leaked’ Premier League fixture list doing the rounds on social media, we will open the 2019/20 season with a trip to Everton – Full story here.
  • Some breaking news emerged from Sky Sports late last night, confirming former Newcastle centre-back Jonathan Woodgate is set to be appointed the new manager of Middlesbrough – Full story here.
  • The Mirror’s Simon Bird believes Rafa Benitez is only sticking around this summer and ‘tolerating’ Mike Ashley as he knows a takeover is in the offing – Read more here.
  • And finally, a look at the FOUR scenarios facing Newcastle United this summer – Read the piece in full here.

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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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