Today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- According to reports in Belgium, Newcastle target and Genk striker Mbwana Samatta is set to join Aston Villa for £8.5m.
- RB Leipzig have insisted that Ademola Lookman will NOT be allowed to leave the club on loan – suggesting our ‘bid’ to sign him until the end of the season was rejected.
- An ‘exclusive’ from Football Insider claims we are ‘in talks’ with Arsenal over the potential signing of 18-year-old striker Alfie Matthews.
- Lee Ryder has played down reports claiming we’re in talks to sign Ibrahima Sissoko – and believes Newcastle will now have to pay a ‘hefty cash fee’ to sign Ademola Lookman this month.
- Freddie Woodman has ‘admirers’ at Spurs and Everton according to the Chronicle – who also report that Swansea are keen to sign him on a permanent deal.
- Away from transfer talks, Jamaal Lascelles has heaped praise on Joelinton, revealing what the Brazilian has been doing off the pitch during his goal drought – Read his comments here.