Newcastle’s transfer business set to go to the wire as Fulham push for Dwight Gayle deal

Divick Origi is a target for Newcastle.
Divick Origi is a target for Newcastle.

Newcastle United’s transfer business is set to go into the final few hours of the transfer window.

Dwight Gayle could yet leave the club if Fulham raise their £15million offer – and Newcastle secure a replacement.

The Championship club remain in talks with United over the 26-year-old, who scored 23 goals last season.

Newcastle are targeting Liverpool’s Divock Origi as a potential loan replacement.

Any sale would be dependent on the Magpies securing a replacement.

Manager Rafa Benitez also hasn’t given up hope of securing Chelsea winger Kenedy on a season-long deal.

It’s a club with high aspirations and a fresh start for me.

Grant Hanley

Benitez also wants to bring in a goalkeeper.

There will also be more departures.

Grant Hanley yesterday signed for Norwich City.

The defender said: “It’s a club with high aspirations and a fresh start for me.”

Midfielder Jack Colback, also not in Benitez’s plans, is wanted on loan by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Colback was told earlier this month that he was unlikely to be named in Benitez’s 25-man Premier League squad.

Defender Achraf Lazaar, signed from Palermo last summer, is set to return to Serie A.

Long-serving goalkeeper Tim Krul – who has been training at the club’s Academy – is also likely to leave, either on loan or on a permanent deal, before tonight’s 11pm deadline.