Transfer talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 11/07/2018

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

  • Rafa Benitez has admitted that he could see himself staying at Newcastle United for ‘five to 10 years’ – but only if he is given the right backing by Mike Ashley  – See his comments in full HERE after ‘face to face’ meeting with the NUFC owner.
  • With us STILL waiting to hear official confirmation of Kenedy’s signing, the Brazilian has put us at ease with his latest post on social media – sharing footage of him by the Tyne Bridge on his Instagram ahead of his imminent return to NUFC – See it here.
  • According to the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez is still hoping to do ‘significant business’ once Kenedy’s arrival is confirmed, with the Spaniard keen to sign up to SIX more players in the final month of the window – Full story here. 
  • Rafa Benitez has challenged Kenedy to ‘score more goals’ ahead of his second loan stint at St James’ Park, with the Spaniard admitting that he’ll be ‘pushing him’ to get better and better following his move from Chelsea – Full story here. 
  • According to the Express and Star, Newcastle are ‘eyeing up’ a deal to sign Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia – with Steve Bruce admitting that he’ll have to cash in on the striker to help combat the club’s current financial problems – Full story here. 

  • According to Graeme Bailey, Kenedy may not be the last Chelsea player to join Newcastle United this summer’ – making NUFC fans wonder if Benitez has another deal lined up with his former employers at Stamford Bridge – Full story here. 
  • Jonjo Shelvey has heaped praise on new NUFC signing Ki Sung-Yueng, stating that he’s is a ‘great lad’, a ‘very talented person’ and someone who brought the best out of him when they played together at Swansea – Full story here 
  • According to reports today, Tammy Abraham is keen to play Premier League football again next season and Alan Nixon has hinted that Rafa may reignite his interest in the Chelsea striker – but only if a permanent deal was possible – Full story here. 
  • Just hours after confirming the £17.5m signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Andriy Yarmolenko, West Ham are now close to sealing a £40m move for Lazio star Felipe Anderson – two big statements of intent that will be tough to take for Benitez – Full story here.
  • Chelsea fans have had their say on Kenedy ahead of his imminent move to NUFC, with several of their supporters clearly feeling as though he deserved a chance to impress at Stamford Bridge – See their comments 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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