Ashley ‘agreement’ denied, 3 new names linked & Gayle’s price-tag revealed – NUFC news round-up

A round-up of today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • According to reports in Italy, Mike Ashley and Rafa Benitez have “reached an agreement” over transfers, claiming the NUFC owner will back the Spaniard with ‘substantial funds’ – Full story here.
  • George Caulkin has played down claims that an ‘agreement’ has been reached between Benitez & Ashley, however, believing the pair are ‘not close to this part..yet’ – Full story here.
  • Martin Dubravka has stressed that he is ‘happy’ and ‘not interested’ in speaking about a potential move away – despite receiving interest from several Champions League clubs – Full story here.
  • Lee Ryder has insisted that there should be no cause for concern just yet regarding contract talks between Mike Ashley and Rafa Benitez – believing an announcement should arrive by Friday – Full story here.
  • According to reports in Italy, Newcastle United have been offered the chance to sign Portuguese international Joao Mario this summer – Full story here.
  • Newcastle United will slap a £15m asking price on Dwight Gayle’s head this summer, according to TEAMtalk – Full story here.
  • Nobby Solano believes Rafa Benitez has been left ‘waiting for answers’ from Mike Ashley for too long, with talk of any new deal continuing to drag on – despite the fact we were mathematically safe a month ago now – 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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