Transfer talk – a round up of today’s NUFC transfer gossip – 16/06/2017

Today’s round up of all NUFC related transfer talk:

  • Newcastle United have enquired about the availability of Valencia centre-back Aymen Abdennour. The La Liga side are prepared to let the formerly linked defender leave for £13m (Foot Mercato).
  • After being sold to BSC Young boys yesterday, former NUFC defender Kevin Mbabu has suggested in a heartfelt farewell message to fans that he would’ve ‘loved’ to stay at the club.
  • According to the often reliable ‘L’Equipe’, Rafa Benitez has made enquiries over the potential signing of Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons – with the 28-year-old reportedly available for as little as £4.5m this summer (L’Equipe).

  • French reports also claim today that despite placing a bid of €10m for Nicolas Pepe, the Ivory Coast winger is set to turn down Newcastle in favour of a move to Lille, with the 22-year-old feeling he is ‘not ready’ for a move to England (L’Equipe).
  • NUFC are still believed to be confident of securing the loan signing of Tammy Abraham despite growing competition from Brighton, Leicester, Swansea and Dutch side Vitesse (Northern Echo)
  • Club Brugge have made an offer of €500,000 for NUFC goalkeeper Matz Sels according to reports in Belgium, with Anderlecht and Fenerbahce also interested (Voetbalnieuws.be).

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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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