Transfer talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 16/07/2018

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

  • Speaking to BBC Newcastle, Jamaal Lascelles has insisted that he is ‘happy’ at the club and has no intention of leaving – insisting that he will take absolutely no notice of speculation linking him with a move away this summer – Full story here. 
  • According to the Chronicle, Newcastle are set to receive a Premier League payment of ‘up to £50m‘ over the coming days – a much needed cash boost which could finally give Rafa Benitez some money to spend in the transfer market – Full story here. 
  • Newcastle are eyeing deals to bring in TWO new players at U-23 level according to the Chronicle – having scouted highly-rated goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu and Slovakian striker David Strelec recently – Full story here. 
  • According to stories from both the Chronicle and the Northern Echo this morning, Rafa Benitez is now eyeing a loan deal to bring Liverpool striker Divock Origi to St James’ Park – Full story here. 
  • The Echo’s Scott Wilson also claim that Newcastle are also considering a deal to sign Andre Ayew – the Ghanaian winger who was linked with a move to NUFC over the weekend – Full story here. 

  • According to talkSPORT, Newcastle are interested in a deal to sign Uruguayan international Giorgian De Arrascaeta – the Cruzeiro playmaker who featured during this summer’s World Cup – Full story here. 
  • Despite weekend reports linking him with a move to Newcastle, the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder has confirmed that Benitez has NOT made a move for West Brom’s Matt Phillips – focusing instead on other targets instead – Full story here. 
  • During his latest transfer round-up for the Chronicle, Mark Douglas has confirmed that Bournemouth’s Josh Kingis ‘another target’ of Rafa Benitez’s this summer – Full story here. 
  • Liverpool will demand a whopping £20m for Danny Ings this summer according to reports over the weekend – a ridiculous asking price and a player Newcastle are almost certain to pass on if this proves to be true – Full story here. 
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek has opened the door to a potential move this summer following interest from Rafa Benitez – admitting that he’ll happily leave Chelsea if he’s not given a proper chance to play – 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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