Toon talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & transfer gossip – 11/06/2018

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

  • According to Mark Douglas, Aleksandar Mitrovic would actually be keen to remain at Newcastle United IF Benitez handed him more opportunities – revealing that the striker has remained in touch with Rafa since his loan move to Fulham – Full story here.
  • Some big claims have emerged from Spain today, claiming that Mikel Merino is ‘closing in’ on a move to Real Betis after ‘positive’ talks with the club – and it looks like we may be trying to sign Lille midfielder Thiago Maia in his place – Full story here. 
  • The Chronicle have revealed that Newcastle are trying to sign Red Bull Salzburg playmaker Valon Berisha – with Rafa Benitez believed to have made the signing of a number 10 one of his top priorities this summer – Full story here. 
  • Some frustrating news has emerged from the Chronicle, admitting that Jack Colback could remain at Newcastle to receive his hefty £40,000 weekly wage packet unless a ‘decent alternative’ comes his way this summer – Full story here. 
  • Despite confirming interest from Napoli and Real Sociedad, the Chronicle have insisted that Ayoze Perez is keen to stay at NUFC – suggesting it would take an offer in excess of £18m to prize him away from St James’ Park this summer – Full story here. 

  • According to the Chronicle, Newcastle have been tracking several young English talents- including Villa’s Jack Grealish and Norwich’s James Maddison – Full story here. 
  • Newcastle United are ‘showing interest’ in signing West Brom striker Salomon Rondon according to the Daily Mail, with the Venezuelan powerhouse available for £16m following their relegation to the Championship last month – Full story here. 
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic continued his superb goalscoring form in 2018 on Saturday afternoon, scoring a stunning hat-trick during Serbia’s 5-1 win over Bolivia – Watch all THREE of his goals here. 
  • According to the Chronicle, Newcastle are hoping to beat Ajax and RB Leipzig to the signing of Spurs youngster Marcus Edwards – the winger Mauricio Pochettino once claimed to be a ‘mini Messi’ – Full story here. 
  • And finally, our sponsors FUN88 have been at it again on social media, responding in priceless fashion to news of Chris Coleman’s appointment at Hebei China Fortune – See their brilliant tweet 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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