Midfielder set to sign, Bruce ‘hopeful’ on Lazaro & Bowen boost reported – Transfer gossip

Today’s NUFC news and gossip:

  • Nabil Bentaleb looks set to join the club on loan (which includes an option to buy), with the Schalke midfielder arriving on Tyneside today for a medical.
  • Steve Bruce is ‘hopeful’ Valentino Lazaro will sign in the next ’24 to 48 hours’, confirming talks were held with his agent at St James’ Park over the weekend.
  • That said, German outlet BILD claim RB Leipzig are also in the running for the Inter Milan wing-back – suggesting we have late competition for Lazaro’s signature.
  • The Daily Mail claim Newcastle have received a double boost in their pursuit of Jarrod Bowen, with the player “desperate” to leave and Bruce’s “long term associate”, Peter Chapman, now involved in the deal.
  • According to Foot Mercato’s Sebastien Denis, Newcastle will have the option to sign Nabil Bentaleb for £8.5m at the end of his proposed loan move.
  • L’Equipe claim Newcastle United are one of THREE Premier League clubs to have submitted an offer for Lille star Boubakary Soumaré – but the player has suggested he’s going nowhere this month.
  • Away from transfers, BOTH Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett have been ruled out for the rest of the season – Read Steve Bruce’s comments on both 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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