Toon Talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & transfer gossip – 05/06/2018

A round up of all of today’s news & transfer gossip:

  • According to the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez will not sign a new contract at Newcastle this summer unless the club change their tune following the latest round of talks – Full story here. 
  •  Mike Ashley could be tempted to cash in on Jamaal Lascelles if an offer of £30m arrives for the NUFC skipper this summer according to some worrying claims from the Northern Echo – Full story here. 
  • According to Belgian reports today, Anderlecht are set to secure the double-signing of Matz Sels and Chancel Mbemba – with both believed to have already agreed contracts in principle after the club’s £9m offer to Newcastle United – Full story here. 
  • Italian international Lorenzo De Silvestri has admitted that it is ‘a pleasure’ to know that there’s interest from the Premier League after being asked about recent rumours linking him with a move to NUFC – Full story here. 
  • Former Man United stopper Tomasz Kuszczak has revealed that he received an offer to join Newcastle on loan in January – a deal we’re lucky to have missed out on after ending up signing Martin Dubravka later that month – Full story here. 

  • According to German newspaper ‘Hamburger Morgenpost’, highly-rated defender Josha Vagnoman has received ‘very attractive’ offer to join Newcastle United this summer – however he looks set to turn it down – Full story here. 
  • The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has revealed that ex-NUFC scout Graham Carr once told him that he ‘doubted’ Mike Ashley would EVER spend big on a single player – claiming he made no attempt to sign players if they cost over £15m – Full story here. 
  • According to Turkish outlet Aksam, Newcastle United are readying a £17.5m bid to bring Galatasaray star Garry Rodrigues to St James’ Park this summer – big claims but one we’re taking with a considerable pinch of salt! – Full story here. 
  • Newcastle United defender Jesus Gamez has confirmed on social media that he will be leaving this summer after just two years on Tyneside – thanking everyone involved at NUFC for a ‘beautiful experience’ on Tyneside – Full story here. 
  • And finally, ahead of the upcoming Premier League season, we’ve looked at why 2018/19 will be another huge year for Newcastle’s Mo Diame – Full story here. 

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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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