Sky Sports: Choudhury deal not dead, striker set to sign & deadline day bid denied

Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle United are STILL in talks with Hamza Choudhury – despite claims we’ve pulled the plug on a late loan deal for the midfielder.

In a lunchtime update on their live transfer centre, Sky Sports claim that Bruce remains ‘very keen’ to sign the 23-year-old, with discussions currently taking place about how his wages would be divided.

Sky’s Rob Dorsett claims the NUFC boss remains ‘hopeful’, but states the club are ‘yet to decide’ whether they want to pay the majority of his wages over the 2021/22 season.

Keith Downie has also confirmed that Mexican talent Santiago Munoz is set to complete a move to St James’ Park before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

The 19-year-old striker will sign on an ‘initial loan’ which includes an option to buy from Santos Laguna.

He’s expected to link up with our U23 squad initially, with The Telegraph reporting that he – like Rodrigo Vilca – is a Steve Nickson signing.

Elsewhere, Sky’s North-East correspondent has also denied claims that we’ve made a deadline day bid for Bournemouth winger David Brooks.

Some ‘breaking news’ from talkSPORT suggested we’d made a shock move for the highly-rated Welshman, however Downie insists no move has been made for him.

Considering the lack of transfer funds believed to be available to Steve Bruce, this should come as no surprise, sadly.

Last but not least, it’s emerged that Graeme Jones has stepped down from his role at England.

The NUFC coach was part of Gareth Southgate’s team for Euro 2020 and appeared to make an immediate impact, however it seems he will now pull away from the international set up and focus on Newcastle United.

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