Midfielder ‘arrives for medical’ & Benitez linked with Chelsea – NUFC news round-up

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

  • According to some dubious claims from Italy, Chelsea have now initiated talks with Rafa Benitez as they look to replace Maurizio Sarri – Full story here.
  • Mo Diame is set to undergo a medical ahead of a potential move to Qatari side Al Gharafa according to reports in the Middle-East – Full story here.
  • After Rafa Benitez paid a visit to the Barnstondale Centre in the Wirral last week, the centre’s manager has spoken out about his intriguing chat with the Spaniard – & it paints a very positive picture – Read his comments here.
  • Newcastle have issued yet another “no comment” when asked about Rafa Benitez’s return to Tyneside on Monday – a stance that is no longer good enough – Full story here.
  • According to the Echo’s Paul Wilson, the summer budget offered to Rafa Benitez this summer will factor in ‘wages and agents’ payments’ – suggesting he will NOT have £60m to spend on transfer fees alone – Full story here.
  • Martin Dubravka has insisted that he’s ‘happy’ at Newcastle United, suggesting he has no plans to leave the club this summer despite alleged interest from Juventus – Full story here.
  • According to an ‘exclusive’ from TEAMtalk, Newcastle are keen to sign highly-rated Juventus striker Stephy Mavididi on loan this summer – Full story here.
  • Newcastle are one of several clubs to have held talks with former Manchester United reject Nick Powell according to TEAMtalk – 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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