Transfer talk – a round-up of today’s NUFC news & gossip – 17/07/2018

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

  •  Rafa Benitez has admitted that he is working on a limited budget and may be forced to sell before he can buy – revealing that he’s being forced to ‘wheel and deal’ once again this summer – Full story here. 
  • Sky have confirmed that Newcastle have now approached West Brom to bring Salomon Rondon to St James’ Park – however they claim that we’ll only agree to meet his £16m release clause if and when Aleksandar Mitrovic is sold – Full story here.
  • Newcastle United have released the third kit for the upcoming 2018/19 season – See it here. 
  • During an interview with Sky Sports’ Keith Downie this morning, Rafa Benitez has admitted that a new striker arrival is a matter of ‘when – and not if’ this summer – suggesting a deal may be imminent – Full story here. 
  • Rafa Benitez has admitted that he’s hoping to keep both Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden at the club this summer – despite both being strongly linked with moves away from Newcastle United – Full story here. 

  • Rafa Benitez has urged the club to do deals ‘quickly’ in order to secure his top targets this summer – admitting that Alassane Plea was a ‘one of the names’ on his wish list but a player the club failed to sign – Full story here. 
  • Top young talent Sean Longstaff looks set to be handed his big chance to impress by Rafa Benitez, with him in line to make his first appearance for in the senior side during tonight’s pre-season friendly with St Patrick’s Athletic – Full story here.
  • According to an exclusive from TEAMtalk last night, Newcastle are set to tie up a deal for Salomon Rondon over the ‘next week’ – paying a £4m loan fee with an option to buy – a sign that Rafa’s budget is even less lower than we thought? – Full story here.
  • According to reports in Portugal today, Chancel Mbemba has already undergone a medical and agrees terms with Porto – however the deal could yet collapse with Newcastle refusing to budget on their £8m asking price – Full story here. 
  • The club have announced that all four of NUFC’s away pre-season friendlies will be shown live in the UK on NUFC TV – however it will cost fans £4.95 to stream games against St Patrick’s Athletic, Hull, Porto and Braga  – 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.

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