Newcastle transfer news and rumours
Transfer news, rumours and gossip from St James' Park
By Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 08/08/20 9:19am
The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Newcastle amid their proposed takeover - and those who could leave the club.
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The latest players linked with a move to Newcastle…
Harry Wilson - Leeds are eyeing up a £15m move for the Liverpool winger, but face competition from Aston Villa and Newcastle (Sun, August 7).
Josh King and David Brooks - Newcastle are planning a raid on relegated Bournemouth and are interested in the Cherries attackers (Telegraph, August 5).
Rogerio - Newcastle are interested in signing Sassuolo's Brazilian left back this summer (Sky in Italy, August 2)
Callum Wilson and David Brooks - West Ham have joined Newcastle in considering a bid for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, while both clubs are among a quartet of sides keen on signing his team-mate David Brooks (Sky Sports, July 29).
Demarai Gray - Newcastle are among the clubs keeping a close eye on the winger's situation at Leicester (Telegraph, July 27).
John McGinn - Steve Bruce is planning to raid his former club Aston Villa if they are relegated with a move for the Scotland midfielder (Star, July 18).
Todd Cantwell - Newcastle are among the clubs interested in the Norwich midfielder (Mail, July 18).
Wilfried Zaha - The Crystal Palace forward is being chased by Newcastle, Everton, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich (Mail, July 16).
Philippe Coutinho - Barcelona remain intent on offloading the former Liverpool star this summer and have reportedly offered the Brazilian to Arsenal and Newcastle (Mirror, July 15).
Federico Chiesa - Newcastle are set to rival Manchester United for the Fiorentina winger (Sun, July 11).
Wout Weghorst - Arsenal and Newcastle are set for a bidding war this summer over highly rated Wolfsburg striker Weghorst (Star, July 2); The Dutch frontman is thought to be available this summer, despite scoring at least 16 goals in each of his last four season both in the Bundesliga and with AZ Alkmaar (Star, July 1).
Marcos Alonso - Newcastle are interested in the Chelsea full back, with the 29-year-old's future at Stamford Bridge uncertain as the Blues are linked with Leicester defender Ben Chilwell (Sun, June 15).
Danny Rose - Newcastle are in talks to extend the left back's loan from Spurs (Sky Sports, June 1); Tottenham are willing to extend the full back's loan at Newcastle for him to complete the campaign at St James' Park (Telegraph, May 29).
Managers linked with a move to Newcastle...
Mauricio Pochettino - Mauricio Pochettino says he would be open to managing a Premier League club outside the top six and is eager to return to management either in England or abroad (Sky Sports, May 22); Newcastle's prospective new owners have made the Argentine their number one choice to be the next manager at St. James' Park and are willing to pay him £19m a year to take charge (Sky Sports, April 29); Newcastle will have to pay Tottenham £12.5m if they appoint the Argentine as manager this month - but they can sign him for nothing after May 31 (ESPN, May 5)
Rafa Benitez - The Spaniard is keen to make an emotional return to St. James' Park under a new Saudi Arabian-backed ownership (Daily Telegraph, May 25); The former Magpies boss has been identified as an alternative if first choice Pochettino is unavailable (Sky Sports, April 29).
The latest players linked with a Newcastle exit…
Allan Saint-Maximin - Arsenal and Napoli are keen on the Newcastle forward (Le10Sport, July 5). PSG have joined a "growing list of clubs" keen on Saint-Maximin after his impressive debut season in the Premier League (Mail, July 4).
Matty Longstaff - Leeds are plotting a move for the midfielder given his contract stand-off at St James' Park (Telegraph, August 3); German club Schalke have joined the race to sign the unsettled Newcastle midfielder (Star, July 26); Newcastle will make a final plea with the 20-year-old to sign a contract extension before his current temporary deal expires (Independent, July 19)
Newcastle midfielder Longstaff has not trained this week amid uncertainty over his future at the club (Mail, June 5); Newcastle United have increased their contract offer to midfielder Longstaff in a bid to persuade him to reject a move to Italian club Udinese (Telegraph, June 4); Longstaff will end up at Premier League rivals Watford if he joins Udinese on a free transfer (Mail, June 4); The 20-year-old, who has been earning just £850 per week on an academy contract at Newcastle, could leave St James' Park after the Italian club offered him a £30,000 per-week, five-year deal, along with a bumper signing-on fee (Sky Sports).
Jamie Sterry, Jack Colback and Rob Elliot - All three players are set to leave the club on free transfers this summer (Newcastle Chronicle, April 12)
Newcastle have reportedly told Sterry and Colback not to return to training, effectively ending their time at the club (Newcastle Chronicle, June 4).
The latest Newcastle contract talk…
Steve Bruce - Bruce is convinced he will be Newcastle manager at the start of next season as he gently applied pressure on owner Mike Ashley to sanction the transfers needed to turn the team into top 10 side next season (Telegraph, July 25); The current Newcastle manager has underlined his credentials as the right man to lead Newcastle, should the club's proposed takeover be completed, but admits he is 'in the dark' over his future (Sky Sports, May 21).
Javier Manquillo - The Spain full back is nearing putting pen to paper on a contract extension at the club (Shields Gazzette, June 20); Newcastle are optimistic of tying the right-back to a new long-term contract (Telegraph, June 19).
The summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5. A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports' digital platforms.