Yesterday, The Sun’s Alan Nixon ran an ‘exclusive’ claiming that Newcastle were in talks with Watford over the signing of Will Hughes.
He claimed that The Hornets were willing to sell the midfielder – but wanted our very own Isaac Hayden to head in the opposite direction in a potential swap deal.
Fast forward less than 24 hours and Sky Sports have provided an update on the matter, with North-East correspondent Keith Downie insisting that it’s a non-starter.
Here’s what he’s had to say this lunchtime, stating we have ‘no interest’ in signing Hughes or letting Hayden go:
Hughes, 26, is a tidy player, however this was always a bizarre-looking transfer rumour when Hayden being used as bait was brought into the equation.
Not only that, it’s pretty clear that the bulk of Bruce’s limited budget will be put towards a permanent bid for Joe Willock and the signing of a much needed centre-back – not a midfielder newly promoted Watford seem happy to let go.