Bruce deal ‘imminent’, Allardyce rejects Ashley & Almiron ruled out – NUFC news round-up

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

  • Newcastle United are all set to appoint Steve Bruce as the new manager at St James’ Park in the next 48 hours, according to the Telegraph – Full story here.
  • As revealed by Keith Downie, Sky Sports colleague Richard Graves has spotted Steve Bruce leaving Hillsborough in a ‘chauffeur-driven car’ this lunchtime – Next stop St James’? – Full story here.
  • Sam Allardyce has confirmed he was offered the chance to return to Newcastle United last week – but admits he ‘politely’ rejected the opportunity – Full story here.
  • Miguel Almiron will NOT take part in Newcastle United’s pre-season trip to China according to Bein Sports’ Roberto Rojas – Full story here.
  • The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has tipped Newcastle to sign Hoffenheim striker Joelinton, claiming he’s ‘pretty sure’ the club have ‘one or two’ transfer deals ‘lined up’ – Read his comments here.
  • According to the Times, a compensation clause of “more than £5m” exists in Steve Bruce’s contract at Sheffield Wednesday – meaning Newcastle will NOT be able to land him on the cheap – Full story here.
  • As confirmed by the Chronicle, Isaac Hayden will be part of the Newcastle United squad that travel to China this weekend – with his much needed move away being put on hold once again – Full story here.
  • According to Sky Sports, Newcastle Utd and Manchester Utd held ‘high-level’ talks last weekend over Sean Longstaff – but the club are adamant they will not sell the 21-year-old – Full story here.
  • And finally, a message to NUFC fans ahead of Steve Bruce’s ‘imminent’ appointment – ‘Know you enemy’ – Read piece in full 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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