Transfer talk – a round up of today’s NUFC transfer gossip – 09/08/2017

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

  • Rafa Benitez has spoken out on Sky Sports today about his frustrations this summer and future at the club, admitting he is not totally happy with how this summer has went, but remains fully committed to the cause (Sky Sports).
  • Long standing NUFC target Andre Gray has completed an out the blue £18.5m move to Watford, becoming their club record signing (Watford official)
  • Benitez has admitted to having words with Arsene Wenger this week over the signing of Lucas Perez, but remained coy on any possible deal for the Spaniard (Talksport)

  • New Galatasaray signing Badou N’diaye has admitted he turned down offers from Newcastle, Everton and West Ham this summer.
  • A potential boost for NUFC as Fenerbahce – one of the sides heavily linked with Arsenal’s Lucas Perez – have agreed a deal to sign Villareal striker Roberto Soldado, suggesting they have decided to look elsewhere.
  • Italian reports claim  Birmingham leading the way for Torino midfield Afrique Acquah but state Newcastle are also interested in the £9m rated Ghanaian.

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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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