Transfer news, rumours and gossip from St James' Park; summer transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1
Thursday 30 June 2022 07:22, UK
Wrapping up the Newcastle transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 summer window.
Sven Botman is closing in on completing his move to Newcastle from Lille with the Premier League club announcing they have completed a deal in principle for the defender and agreed the terms of a five-year contract.
The formalities of the transfer are set to be concluded this week, following which the 22-year-old will officially become a Newcastle United player.
The Dutch defender has completed his medical ahead of his £35m move.
His is Eddie Howe's primary target this window.
Newcastle have followed Botman since January and have beaten off competition from Italian giants AC Milan.
Newcastle United are still in talks for Reims striker Hugo Ekitike but are prepared to walk away from the deal if progress is not made.
Negotiations over certain terms have been described to Sky Sports News as "difficult", with one source revealing that Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the France U21 International, and that other clubs are also keen.
Sky Sports News also understands Newcastle are close to agreeing personal terms with the 20-year-old.
Nick Pope has completed his £10m move to Newcastle from Burnley with the England goalkeeper signing a four-year contract.
The 30-year-old was keen to stay in the Premier League after Burnley's relegation to the Championship to ensure he remains in Gareth Southgate's England plans ahead of the World Cup in Qatar this winter.
Pope, who had one year left on his contract at Burnley, will challenge Martin Dubravka for the No 1 jersey at St James' Park.
Matt Targett has completed his permanent move to Newcastle after the club activated their option to sign him following his successful loan spell.
The 26-year-old impressed head coach Eddie Howe and the club's new owners, playing every minute of the 16 Premier League matches he appeared in after joining on January 31, helping to steer the club away from the relegation picture and finish 11th, keeping five clean sheets along the way.
Newcastle had a deal in place to make the move permanent for £15m, which includes a £3m loan fee for last season, and have activated the option.
Raphinha - Newcastle United have reportedly made contact with Leeds United over potentially signing in-demand winger Raphinha from Elland Road this summer (Daily Mirror, June 27)
Moussa Diaby - Newcastle will have to stump up over £50m to land Bayer Leverkusen winger Diaby (The Sun, June 19); Newcastle have been quoted a fee of more than £40m for winger Diaby by his Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen (The Sun on Sunday, May 29); Newcastle want to add Bayer Leverkusen winger Diaby to their attack next season and have made enquiries over a deal for the France international (Daily Telegraph, May 28).
Eric Bailly - Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Manchester United defender Bailly as an alternative to Lille's Sven Botman (Daily Mirror, June 19).
Alphonse Areola - West Ham are pushing to complete a deal for keeper Alphonse Areola amid interest from Newcastle (The Sun, June 17).
Sven Botman & Hugo Ekitike - Newcastle are growing frustrated in their pursuit of top targets Sven Botman and Hugo Ekitike - with officials believing clubs are applying the same 'Toon tax' on the mega rich Saudi-owned Magpies as they did during the January transfer window (Sun, June 16).
Sven Botman - Newcastle United are ready to walk away from a deal to sign centre-back Sven Botman from Lille after the French club changed their mind about accepting a £30m bid and raised the asking price to £36m (Daily Telegraph, June 14); Newcastle have offered around £29m plus add-ons for Botman this summer with AC Milan also interested in the Dutchman (Daily Mail, June 10); Newcastle United are close to a breakthrough in their pursuit of Lille centre-back Sven Botman after weeks of negotiation (Daily Telegraph, June 9); Manchester United and Tottenham are understood to be involved in the race to sign Lille defender Botman, a long-term target for Newcastle United (Daily Express, June 9); Newcastle are being encouraged to bid again for Dutch centre-back Botman (Daily Telegraph, May 25).
Hugo Ekitike - Newcastle United are still confident they will be able to get a £25m-plus deal for Reims striker Hugo Ekitike over the line this summer (Daily Mail, June 14); Newcastle are closing in on the signing of striker Ekitike after Reims accepted an offer of €30m (£25.6m) plus up to €5m in add-ons (The Guardian, June 3); Newcastle are closing on a deal to sign Reims striker Ekitike for around £36m including add-ons (Daily Mail, June 2); Newcastle have been invited to join the bidding for Reims hotshot Ekitike (Daily Mirror, May 31).
Charlie McArthur - Newcastle have stepped up their interest in Kilmarnock's teenage defender, but are likely to face competition from Manchester City, Liverpool and West Ham for the 17-year-old Scotland youth international's signature (Daily Mail, June 16).
Nathan Ake - Newcastle have been told to splash out £50m if they want to sign Nathan Ake from Manchester City (The Sun, June 6).
Victor Osimhen - Newcastle are ready to make a "monster offer" to Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer with Arsenal conceding his £85m asking price is too much for them to consider (Sunday Express, June 5). Newcastle will make an offer of a "significant sum" to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to a report in Italy (Daily Express, June 27)
Yannick Carrasco - Newcastle are set to renew their efforts to sign Belgium international winger Carrasco after failing to secure him in the January window (Daily Express, June 3).
Dominic Calvert-Lewin - Newcastle will return for Everton striker Calvert-Lewin if Hugo Ekitike decides it is too early in his career to leave French club Reims and move to another country (Daily Express, June 3).
William Saliba - Newcastle have joined the race to sign Arsenal defender Saliba should the Gunners decide not to add him to their first-team plans (Daily Mirror, June 1).
Fabian Ruiz - Arsenal and Newcastle United's hopes of signing Napoli midfielder Ruiz have been given a boost after he turned down a new contract offer made by the Serie A club (The Sun, May 30).
Dean Henderson - Newcastle United are not planning to sign Dean Henderson from Manchester United this summer despite constantly being linked with a move for the goalkeeper (Daily Telegraph, June 7); Newcastle are set to offer Darlow to Manchester United as part of a deal to land Henderson (The Sun, May 27).
Malcolm Ebiowei - Derby starlet Ebiowei is at the centre of a four-way battle between Manchester United, Newcastle, Tottenham and Crystal Palace as he edges closer to a decision on his future (Daily Mail, May 27).
Lucas Paqueta - Newcastle United are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Brazil midfielder Paqueta, a former Lyon team-mate of the current record holder Bruno Guimaraes, who was snapped up for a fee that could total £43m in January (The Times, May 26).
Jack Harrison - Newcastle United are interested in signing Leeds United winger Jack Harrison, but fear the Yorkshire club's survival in the Premier League will make a deal difficult to complete (Daily Telegraph, May 25).
Pepe - Newcastle are reportedly considering a move for Porto winger Pepe as part of their summer spending spree (The Sun, June 27).
Gerzino Nyamsi - Leeds United are ready to battle Newcastle United for the signing of Strasbourg defender Gerzino Nyamsi (Daily Express, June 27).
Allan Saint-Maximin - Newcastle could have to sell their prized asset Allan Saint-Maximin in a bid to raise funds and offset their spending - with the Magpies struggling to offer the frustrated Frenchman a greater wage, leaving Premier League rivals such as Tottenham and Chelsea on alert (Daily Mail, June 23).
Miguel Almiron - The midfielder will not be leaving Newcastle United this summer according to his agent who says his client is at "the best club in the world" (Daily Express, June 11).
Jamal Lewis - Newcastle United's signing of Matt Targett could mean a St James' Park exit for Jamal Lewis, while goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is reportedly in talks over a move to Preston (Daily Mirror, June 11).
Jamaal Lascelles - Newcastle skipper Lascelles could be heading back to newly-promoted Nottingham Forest, eight years after swapping the City Ground for St James' Park (Daily Mirror, June 2).
Matt Ritchie - Bournemouth are keeping an eye on Ritchie's situation at Newcastle and will make a move if he is deemed surplus to requirements (Daily Mirror, June 2).
Matt Targett - Aston Villa, £15m
Nick Pope - Burnley, £10m
Jack Young - Wycombe, undisclosed fee
Oisin McEntee - Walsall, free
Mohammed Sangare - Accrington, free
Freddie Woodman - Preston, undisclosed
Isaac Hayden - Norwich, loan
Lewis Cass - Port Vale, free
Who will be on the move this summer when the transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1?
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