Newcastle United transfer news: Sissoko latest, Tiote linked with Turkey move, Reading preview

Newcastle United go in search of their first win of the season as they take on Reading this evening.

Wednesday, 17th August 2016, 11:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th August 2016, 12:49 pm
Cheick Tiote

Following defeat to Fulham and Huddersfield Town, Rafa Benitez will be keen to see his side pick up their first points this evening.

But with Benitez saying he still doesn't know his best team Newcastle fans may be expecting changes to the side as the Royals come to St. James' Park.One report suggests that Newcastle will go with a back three of Jesus Gamez, Jamal Lascelles and Chancel Mbemba in a bid to turn their fortunes around, with Darryl Janmaat and Jack Colback deployed as wing backs.

Two players who won't feature this evening are Moussa Sissoko and Mohamed Diame – with the duo both missing tonight's game through injury while speculation still surrounds Sissoko's future in the North East.After being linked with Crystal Palace earlier in the week, reports are now suggesting Everton are keen to follow-up their signing of Yannick Bolasie with that of Sissoko.

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Another possible destination comes from L'Equipe, who say that the Frenchman and his agent will meet with Inter Milan in Paris later this week to try and thrash out a deal to take Sissoko to Italy.

Another departure may come in the shape of Tim Krul, with Benitez saying he will 'listen' to offers from clubs looking to sign the Dutch stopper. Cheick Tiote may also soon be out the exit door at St. James' Park with reports in Turkey suggesting that Galatasaray are keen on signing the Ivorian international having missed out on Liverpool's Lucas Leiva earlier in the month.

The report goes on to suggest that Watford and Al-Jazira also have an interest in the holding midfielder.