Bruce doubts emerge, Longstaff plans revealed & Diame joins new club – NUFC news round-up

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

  • Sky Sports confirmed this morning that Steve Bruce has arrived at Sheffield Wednesday’s training ground this morning, with a compensation deal yet to be agreed with Newcastle – Full story here.
  •  The BBC’s Adam Oxley has also cast some doubts over a move for Steve Bruce, claiming we have not yet made any formal approach for the Owls boss as of yet – Full story here.
  • According to Sky Sports, Sean Longstaff is ‘hopeful’ a deal can be agreed between Manchester United and Newcastle – but will be ‘fully committed’ to the club if we refuse to sell – Full story here.
  • Newcastle United have announced their squad ahead of our trip to China for the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy – and it’s raised a fair few concerns – See the squad in full here.
  • Despite being all set to sign a two-year deal worth £100,000-per-week with Qatar side Al-Gharafa, Mo Diame has now completed a sudden move to Al-Ahli instead – Full story here.
  • According to Sky Sports’ Keith Downie, he’s been told by the club that ‘all the money’ from Ayoze Perez’s £30m sale will be added to the ‘£60m budget’ NUFC ’s new boss is set to receive – Full story here.
  • Jamaal Lascelles has sent a message to NUFC fans ahead of the squad’s trip to China, saying the team are ‘working hard’, ‘feeling refreshed’ and is ‘focused’ on a successful spell in Asia – Full story here.
  • Leeds United will make a move for Karl Darlow if they can offload current number one Kiko Casilla according to an exclusive from Football Insider’s Peter O’Rourke – Full story here.
  • Sky Sports’ Keith Downie has had his say on a potential takeover at Newcastle United, with him revealing why he has several ‘serious reservations’ about the Bin Zayed Group – Full story here.
  • According to reports in China, Rafa Benitez’s Dalian Yifang are now preparing for the arrival of former Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon – 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.

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