Today’s round up of all NUFC related transfer talk:
- Lyon have made Aleksandar Mitrovic their number one attacking target this summer and are are set to step up their interest by lodging a £13.5m bid for the Serbian striker (Northern Echo).
- Rafa Benitez could be set to raid his former club Napoli, with Newcastle said to be lining up a £10m move for Brazilian holding midfielder Allan (The Sun).
- Tim Krul, Achraf Lazaar and Emmanuel Riviere were all absent from training today, fuelling rumours that they are nearing their Newcastle United exits (The Chronicle).
- The Mirror claim Newcastle will continue to monitor the progress of Jacob Murphy’s brother Josh Murphy, with a view to signing him up as well.
- Newcastle have cooled their interest in Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson following the signing of versatile right-back Javier Manquillo (Daily Mail).
- Former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has signed for League One side Peterborough.