Perez move imminent, Martinez targeted & loan deal completed – NUFC news round-up

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

  • Sky Sports have now confirmed that Ayoze Perez has now AGREED personal terms with Leicester and is undergoing a medical as we speak – Full story here.
  • According to north-east reporter David Coverdale, the club have now ‘made contact’ with Roberto Martinez over the possibility of him becoming the new Newcastle United boss – Full story here.
  • That said, the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards claims that Martinez looks unlikely to be appointed, with TWO different sources telling him ‘no chance’ – Full story here.
  • Newcastle United have confirmed that 22-year-old midfielder Dan Barlaser has signed a new deal at the club – and he’s now joined Rotherham on loan – Full story here.
  • Forgotten full-back Achraf Lazaar says he is ‘only thinking of Newcastle’ ahead of his return to pre-season training this week, suggesting he has no plans to leave this summer – Read his comments here.
  • “My issue isn’t selling Perez to Leicester for £30m, it’s what Mike Ashley will do with the money..” – My take on the potential Perez sale – Read 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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