Transfer talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 26/06/2018

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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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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