Here’s a round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- According to an exclusive from the Telegraph, Rafa Benitez will refuse any new contract offers and leave Newcastle this summer if the club don’t sign TWO players between now & deadline day – Full story here.
- As revealed by the Chronicle, Newcastle made an initial bid of £16m for Miguel Almiron which remains on the table– claiming ourselves and Atlanta are still in talks over a deal – Full story here.
- According to L’Equipe, Rafa Benitez has approached Lyon over a deal to sign versatile forward Martin Terrin – however our attempt to sign him on loan has been rejected..for now – Full story here.
- After news today of Rafa’s ultimatum, it’s clear Mike Ashley has now been given his final warning – act now and back Benitez or face anarchy – Full story here.
- According to the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez is now pushing the club to secure a European loan deal – with talks believed to have taken places with Juventus and Benfica already – Full story here.
- Former NUFC star Demba Ba has just completed a move to Başakşehir – joining Emre, Robinho and ex-Arsenal duo Adebayor and Clichy at the Turkish side – Watch his bizarre unveiling video here.
- Newcastle United duo Fabian Schar AND Isaac Hayden have been named in Who Scored’s Premier League team of the week – with ratings of 9.1 and 8.3 respectively – Full story here.
- According to Teamtalk, Newcastle are now competing with West Ham to sign Sunderland contract rebel Josh Maja – Full story here.