Transfer talk – a round up of today’s NUFC transfer gossip – 26/07/2017

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

  • A surprise breakthrough today as Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mikel Merino has arrived on Tyneside to complete a medical after Newcastle agreed a deal with the German giants (Various).
  • The Chronicle have revealed that Bas Dost, Michy Batshuayi, Joshua King, Islam Slimani and Mattia Destro are five strikers on Benitez’s radar this summer.
  • Liverpool have told Newcastle they must meet Sheyi Ojo’s £10m asking price if they wish to sign the explosive England U-21 winger this summer (The Chronicle)

  • Portuguese reports claimed Newcastle were close to agreeing a £13m deal to sign Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris, however The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder states a bid is yet to be lodged by NUFC.
  • The Telegraph claim Rafa Benitez will look to bring in another FOUR players this summer once the signing of Mikel Merino is confirmed.
  • Former Newcastle United centre-back Mike Williamson has joined League One side Oxford following his release from Wolves.

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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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