Toon Talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & transfer gossip – 07/06/2018

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

  • Some intriguing reports have emerged from Turkey today, claiming Newcastle officials have met with Fenerbahce to negotiate a deal for Martin Skrtel – the defender Rafa Benitez brought to Liverpool several years ago – Full story here. 
  • Galatasaray winger and long-term target Garry Rodrigues has effectively ruled himself out of a move to NUFC – stating he does not want to leave and will NOT accept an offer from a team who aren’t playing in the Champions League – Full story here. 
  • According to the Chronicle, Newcastle are interested in signing Aston Villa star Jack Grealish and could look to strike a deal with the talented England U-21 international as a result of their current financial crisis – Full story here. 
  • In a worrying update from the Chronicle, it’s been revealed today that Mike Ashley is demanding that Rafa Benitez signs a new long-term contract before he’ll hand him money to spend this summer – leading to a stand off between the two – Full story here.

  • According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle’s hopes of signing Kenedy from Chelsea are starting to fade, leaving Rafa Benitez to consider alternative options – See the FOUR wingers he’s believed to be looking at in reserve here. 
  • Newcastle United are considering a move to bring Yannick Bolasie to St James’ Park according to the Mirror, with Everton boss Marco Silva understood to be willing to cash in on the winger this summer – Full story here. 
  • Just a year after being sold by Rafa Benitez, former NUFC full-back Kevin Mbabu is believed to be attracting interest from Manchester United according to reports in Switzerland – Full story here. 
  • According to the Sun’s Alan Nixon, Stoke City have lodged an inquiry to sign Dwight Gayle – however have been swiftly told that the striker has no interest in leaving Newcastle United this summer – Full story here. 
  •  And finally, Simon has taken some of the key points from the Chronicle’s revealing piece on Jesus Gamez, revealing just why he struggled during his two years on Tyneside – 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.

One thought on “Toon Talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & transfer gossip – 07/06/2018

  1. Rafa will quit Newcastle at the end of his e X siting contract. He has been very discreet about the dreadful treatment dished out at NUFC. He alone is responsible for the revival of the club, by guiding average players to s uccess
    When he leaves expect a mass exodus , only the dross will remain, the “managing Director” is a joke and the North East is a pit, who would want to spend time in this deprived area. Rafa will honourably mark time before moving on to pastures new, before NUFC taste relegation yet again. Mark my words !


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