A round up of all of today’s news & transfer gossip:
According to L’Equipe, Newcastle are keen to sign French midfielder Clement Grenier this summer – with the former French international believed to be available for just over £2.5m – Full story here.
As confirmed by Lee Ryder, Rafa Benitez is back at St James’ Park today for a meeting with the Newcastle United board about the summer so far – Full story here.
According to the Telegraph, Chelsea could be set to allow Ruben Loftus-Cheek to be loaned out again this summer – giving Rafa Benitez fresh hope in his attempts to bring the England international to St James’ Park for the 2018/19 season – Full story here.
Despite confirming that Newcastle were ‘very interested’ in signing him just a few days ago, Valon Berisha looks like he won’t be signing this summer after all – with Lazio having agreed a fee of just £7m to sign the Red Bull Salzburg star- Full story here.
After claims last night that we had registered our interest in signing Clement Grenier, GFFN claim that the French midfielder has now held talks with Rafa Benitez over a potential cut-price move to St James’ Park – Full story here.
When asked if Newcastle had a Mikel Merino replacement lined up, the Chronicle’s Chris Waugh admitted that Lille’s Thiago Maia and Stoke’s Badou Ndiaye could be two players Benitez looks at the Spaniard – Full story here.
According to the Guardian, Dannys Ings has decided to leave Liverpool this summer in a bid to play regular first team football – and Benitez could reignite his interest in the striker he’s made moves to sign over the last two windows – Full story here.
According to an exclusive from TEAMtalk, Newcastle have slapped a £30m price tag on Aleksandar Mitrovic following his World Cup form – and claim the Serbian has threatened not to play for NUFC again if it ends up pricing him out of a move to Fulham – Full story here.
Bournemouth reporter Ned Payne has denied claims that Newcastle are set to swap Matt Ritchie for Joshua King, describing the rumours as ‘wide of the mark’ – Full story here.
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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.