Transfer talk – a round up of today’s NUFC transfer gossip – 11/07/2017

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

  • Newcastle could be set to return to Norwich with an improved offer for Jacob Murphy after they rejected our initial £8m bid (Northern Echo)
  • Pepe Reina looks set to sign a new contract with Napoli according to Italian reports, putting an end to any potential reunion with Rafa Benitez (The Chronicle)
  • NUFC are keen on signing Leicester striker Islam Slimani, as Crag Shakespeare looks to move the Algerian on. this summer (Le Buteur)
  • Rafa Benitez has broken his silence on NUFC transfers this summer, stating that the “crazy” market is to blame for the club’s struggle to recruit the new signing he wants (BBC)

  • Daryl Murphy looks set to leave NUFC this summer and is attracting interest from several Championship sides, including Sunderland, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham (Shields Gazette).
  • Previously linked Newcastle targets Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson have NOT travelled with the Arsenal squad for their pre-season tour, fuelling rumours that they look set to be sold.
  • Middlesbrough look set to sign Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo on loan, with Jurgen Klopp preferring him to play regular football in the Championship opposed to occasionally in the Premier League with Newcastle (The Mirror).
  • PSG’s second choice goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has been discussed in transfer meetings by Rafa Benitez & Badou N’Diaye is another player who has been discussed but Newcastle are expected to follow up their interest on other targets first (The Chronicle)

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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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