Key player injured, loan deal lined up & £5.5m bid reported – NUFC news round-up

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

  • Matt Ritchie is now a major doubt for our first game of the 2019/20 Premier League season after suffering a hamstring injury last night – Full story here.
  • Newcastle are interested in versatile Man Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe according to the Daily Mail – but they claim a deal hinges on Harry Maguire’s move to Old Trafford – Full story here.
  • Following last night’s convincing 3-1 win at Hibernian, Steve Bruce addressed speculation surrounding Dubravka, Clark, Saint-Maximin and James Tavernier – Read his comments here.
  • According to Nice-Matin, both Newcastle AND Watford are showing ‘serious’ interest in Ligue 1 winger Allan Saint-Maximin – Full story here.
  • Sky Sports have confirmed that we are interested in Swedish international Emil Krafth – claiming we’ve made a £5.5m bid for the right-back – Full story here
  • NUFC reporters have been full of praise for Joelinton following our 3-1 win over Hibernian last night – praising his well taken goal AND his all round performance – Red their exciting comments here.
  • The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has given a pretty concerning transfer update after being quizzed by fans on Twitter, saying deals may go down ‘to the wire’ with no deals currently imminent – Full story here.
  • Jose Mourinho has paid an emotional tribute to Sir Bobby Robson on Sky Sports, with today marking the 10th anniversary of his death – Watch the clip here.
  • According to the Chronicle, Arsenal have shown ‘solid interest’ in Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman – Full story here.
  • In an astonishing rant live on talkSPORT, a Newcastle fan has called Rafa Benitez a ‘fraud’ – claiming he just said what supporters wanted to hear and ended up ‘poisoning’ the club – Listen to it here.
  • And finally, watch all the goals from last night’s 3-1 win over Hibernian, with Joelinton, Longstaff and Lascelles all getting on the scoresheet – See highlights 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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