Club keen to activate ‘£10m release-clause’ & scouts watch wing-back – NUFC news round-up

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

  • According to the BBC, Newcastle are interested in signing Genk goal-machine Mbwana Samatta – with him believed to have a £10m release-clause – Full story here.
  • Newcastle United will make a ‘£20m signing‘ if they need to in January according to Lee Ryder – suggesting there is money to spend – Full story here.
  • According to ex-Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher, Ciaran Clark’s opener in Saturday’s win over West Ham shouldn’t have stood – Read why here.
  • Football Insider’s Peter O’Rourke claims Newcastle sent scouts to watch QPR star Ryan Manning in their game at Elland Road last weekend – Full story here.
  • Ian Murtaugh, The Daily Star’s north-east writer, claims that several Newcastle players are closing in on new deals – not just Jonjo Shelvey – Full story here.
  • Michael Owen is backing Newcastle to beat Bournemouth to nil on Saturday – revealing how the Cherries have struggled for goals recently – Read his comments here.
  • The Shields Gazette’s Liam Kennedy believes Jonjo Shelvey will sign for West Ham ‘one day’, claiming their interest in the Newcastle midfielder ‘never seems to go away’ – Full story here.
  • Magpies captain Jamaal Lascelles has heaped praise on misfiring record signing Joelinton following his performance at West Ham on last weekend – Read his comments 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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