Here’s a round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- As revealed by the Telegraph, Rafa Benitez and Mike Ashley will meet to discuss terms of a new contract today – and it’s claimed that the NUFC owner is now ‘willing to compromise’ – Full story here.
- According to the Daily Mail, high-flying Wolves are ready to battle Newcastle for the signing of Salomon Rondon – Full story here.
- Matt Ritchie has confirmed that ‘discussions’ are now underway over a potential contract extension – Full story here.
- According to the Sun, Newcastle are lining up a summer move for Yannick Bolasie – with the Toffees set to demand just £7m for the winger – Full story here.
- Isaac Hayden says Mike Ashley came into the Newcastle dressing room to thank everyone after Sunday’s 4-0 win at Fulham – also shaking the hand of each and every player – Full story here.
- According to the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas, former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic would be ‘interested’ in taking over on Tyneside if Rafa Benitez left the club this summer – Full story here.
- Newcastle duo Fabian Schar and Matt Ritchie have made WhoScored.com’s ‘European Team of the Week’ following their superb displays in Saturday’ 4-0 win at Fulham – Full story here.