Transfer round up – Midfielder rejected, Benitez wants four more & defender linked – 31/07/2018

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

  • According to The Chronicle, Rafa Benitez has now made it ‘crystal clear’ to the Newcastle United board that he wants FOUR new signings in before next Thursday’s deadline – a striker, a number 10, a left-back an a centre-back – Full story here.
  • Despite being suspended since January following accusations of racism and bullying, an exclusive from The Mirror claims Newcastle United look set to stand by Peter Beardsley and bring him back to the club’s academy this season – Full story here.  
  • According to ESPN, Newcastle are now interested in a deal to sign West Brom centre-back Ahmed Hegazi – however we’re set to face competition from Brighton for the Egyptian international – Full story here. 
  • Newcastle HAVE been offered the chance to sign Thiago Maia according to The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas – but it looks like Rafa Benitez has turned down the chance to sign the 21-year old Brazilian from a cash-strapped Lille – Full story here.
  • According to some incredible claims from the Spanish FA , Newcastle were the ones who offered Rafa Benitez to Spain for the World Cup in Russia – with us sending a ‘letter’ to their FA just two days after Julen Lopetegui’s sacking – Full story here.

  • According to an exclusive from, Newcastle could let Christian Atsu leave following interest from Huddersfield – with them claiming that he’s all set to be replaced by Belgium winger Athony Limbombe – Full story here. 
  • The Chronicle have confirmed Rafa’s interest in Ajax let-back Nicolas Tagliafico, however they claim that his £8m asking price may force us to look elsewhere – with Benitez being forced to work with a ‘limited’ transfer budget – Full story here.
  • Despite claims that he’s nearing a move to West Brom, Dwight Gayle took part in our training camp in Braga on Monday morning – and a brilliant video has emerged on social media showing his NUFC teammates pranking him! – Watch it here.
  • A year after Benitez confirmed his interest in signing the Spanish striker, it has been revealed today that Arsenal are ready to let Lucas Perez leave for just £7m this summer – a deal that could suit all parties at NUFC – Full story here. 
  • And finally, a fan-written piece on Benitez’s budget after Mitrovic’s sale – “A minimum of £25m now available for Rafa to spend on new signings?? Don’t hold your breath..” – 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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