Transfer talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 20/06/2018

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

  • According to Turkish Football, Senegal international Badou Ndiaye is keen to secure a move to Newcastle United this summer – with reports in Turkey claiming that we’ve submitted an offer that appeals to the Stoke City midfielder – Full story here. 
  • Jack Wilshere has confirmed that he will be leaving Arsenal this summer, and several NUFC fans have urged Rafa Benitez to make a move for the soon-to-be free agent as a result – Full story here. 
  • According to Mundo Deportivo, Mikel Merino’s move to Real Sociedad is now at an ‘advanced stage’ – news that suggests we may be close to summer signing number two after news that we’d only sell if we secured a replacement – Full story here. 
  • In light of claims that Stoke’s Badou Ndiaye is ‘keen’ on a move to NUFC, the Chronicle have admitted that he is a player Newcastle have been watching and someone who has impressed Rafa Benitez in the past – Full story here. 
  • A month after his agent confirmed interest from NUFC, we’ve taken a closer look at Aleksandr Golovin – the Russian poster boy who we’ve missed out chance to sign after an outstanding World Cup so far – Full story here. 

  • Despite another day full of transfer talk, the Chronicle have confirmed that Newcastle are STILL yet to bid for a single player this summer – with Lee Ryder admitting that the club are ‘not close to making a permanent signing’ as things stand – Full story here.
  • According to reports in Italy, West Ham have made a £17.5m move to sign reported Rafa Benitez target Stefan Sturaro – Full story here. 
  • Chancel Mbemba has asked NUFC for ‘clarification’ on his future after agreeing personal terms with Porto – with the Chronicle revealing that their latest offer of £6m has fallen short of our £8m asking price – Full story here. 
  • The Chronicle claim that Rafa Benitez looks set to receive an initial £40m budget this summer – however that could increase significantly if Ashley does allow ‘every penny’ from player sales to be reinvested – Full story here. 
  • And finally – after great success in the loan market last season, Simon has looked into some exciting deals Rafa Benitez may look to do with some of the top 6 clubs this summer – 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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