Transfer talk – a round up of today’s NUFC transfer gossip – 02/08/2017

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

  • Rafa Benitez remains ‘hopeful’ that a deal can be done to sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez, however the player must reduce his wage demands and Arsenal must sell ‘at the right price’ if a deal is going to be done (Shields Gazette).
  • In-form NUFC forward Ivan Toney has completed a loan move to Wigan Athletic just days after scoring 5 goals in 2 games for the U-23’s (Lee Ryder).
  • A decision on the loan destination of winger target Sheyi Ojo is expected tomorrow, with Derby and Fulham said to be favourites for the Liverpool prospect (The Independent).
  • According to reports in Spain, Roma are preparing a €30m offer for reported NUFC target and Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez.

Other news

  • Newcastle played their penultimate game of pre-season in Germany this afternoon and ran out 3-1 winners over Wolfsburg, with goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic, Christian Atsu and a stunning free-kick from Matt Ritchie capping off an impressive display at the AOK Stadion.
  • Tickets for Sunday’s pre-season fixture against Serie A side Hellas Verona are on general sale now at nufc.co.uk. 
  • DeAndre Yedlin missed today’s 3-1 win over Wolfsburg but is expected to be fit enough to face Tottenham on the opening day of the season.

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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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